Man who jumped 30ft off Sheffield bridge to escape police is suspected drug dealer

A man injured jumping 30ft off a bridge in Sheffield in a bid to escape arrest is a suspected drug dealer, police have said.

Friday, 28th October 2016, 1:51 pm
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 8:58 am
The bridge the man is believed to have jumped from. Pic: Google Maps

The 25-year-old, who remains in hospital, jumped off a bridge after crashing a Jeep into a wall during a police chase on Thursday.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said the man had been arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply, money laundering, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.

The damaged car in Attercliffe. Pic: Mike Smith

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The incident happened shortly after 10.30am on Thursday on Carwood Road in Attercliffe.

The man had failed to stop for police on Moonshine Lane around five minutes earlier - leading to a chase via Herries Road.

The car crashed into a bridge wall on Carwood Road - with the driver getting out, scaling the wall and jumping over 30ft on to President Way below.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said the man had injured himself in the escape attempt and was arrested for failing to stop for officers.

The damaged car in Attercliffe. Pic: Mike Smith

The man has been taken to the Northern General Hospital by police officers.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.