Men remain in custody after police chase crash in Sheffield

Three men arrested after a crash during a police chase in Sheffield remain in custody this morning.

Thursday, 12th September 2019, 11:20 am
Updated Thursday, 12th September 2019, 12:18 pm
A police chase came to a halt after a collision on the Moore Street roundabout in Sheffield city centre

The men, aged 22, 23 and 27, were arrested after a police pursuit through Sheffield which came to a halt when a car being followed crashed on the Moore Street roundabout at the bottom of Ecclesall Road, yesterday afternoon.

A grey Volkswagen Golf was being pursued after the driver failed to stop for officers in the Twentywell Lane area of Bradway, at 2.05pm.

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The car crashed around 25 minutes later in an incident in which a number of police vehicles were damaged.

Two police officers also sustained minor injuries.

The occupants of the Golf were arrested on suspicion of the theft of a motor vehicle.

The 23-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and being over the prescribed limit.

South Yorkshire Police said: “The vehicle was pursued by officers as it was on false plates and suspected of being involved in criminality.”

The incident will be the subject of a mandatory referral to the police watchdog - the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Anyone with any information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote crime reference number 430 of September 11.