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Men arrested in Sheffield after police chase along two motorways

Town Street, Tinsley
Town Street, Tinsley

Two men were arrested after a police chase along two motorways ended in Sheffield.

The men, aged 26 and 38, were quizzed after a car failed to stop for police officers on the M18, near Doncaster, and sped off along the the M1 towards Sheffield.

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It is understood that the Volkswagen Golf left the M1 at Tinsley and was abandoned on nearby Town Street.

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Two men were later arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, dangerous driving and possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply after an amount of Class A drugs was recovered, having been thrown from the Golf.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "At around 6.30pm on Tuesday, June 12, a blue Volkswagen Golf failed to stop for officers. Following a pursuit with the car, the driver and passenger abandoned the car on Town Street, Sheffield.

"Two men, aged 26 and 38, were detained and arrested by officers a short distance away.

"The 26 and 38-year-old have since been released under investigation as enquiries continue."

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.