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Man charged following Southampton police pursuit

A man has been charged following a police pursuit in Southampton


At 2.14pm on Thursday (21 April) officers acting on intelligence attempted to flag down a car on Wimpson Lane, but it failed to stop.


Officers pursued the vehicle to Hardwicke Close and located the driver nearby.


The car was seized, along with a large pickaxe and an electric drill found behind the driver’s seat.


Thomas Wellman, 24, of Commercial Road, Southampton has been charged with burglary dwelling and theft – no violence.


He was remanded in custody to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, where he was bailed with conditions to appear at Southampton Crown Court on 23 May.