Driver flees after ramming stolen car into police vehicle in Sheffield

The driver of a stolen car is on the run after ramming into a police vehicle in a bid to evade arrest.

Monday, 25th February 2019, 07:09 am
Updated Monday, 25th February 2019, 07:12 am
A stolen Vauxhall Astra rammed a police car in Sheffield

The motorist was in a stolen Vauxhall Astra taken during a burglary on Saturday night when police officers spotted him speeding on Herries Road.

A stolen Vauxhall Astra rammed a police car in Sheffield

During attempts to stop the vehicle, the stolen Astra was deliberately reversed into a police car.

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South Yorkshire Police said it was ‘clearly an attempt to damage the police vehicle and cause injury to the officer’.

The driver of a stolen Vauxhall Astra abandoned the vehicle and fled after ramming a police car

The driver of the stolen car then abandoned it and fled.

The car was recovered and is to be forensically examined in a bid to identify the driver.

South Yorkshire Police said: “This shows the extent offenders will go to avoid being arrested, and how our officers can and do get injured whilst trying to bring them to justice.

“Fortunately on this occasion no one was hurt.”