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Vehicle crashes into tree after police chase in Widley

Vehicle crashes into tree after failing to stop for police in Widley car chase


It’s understood police attempted to stop the vehicle on a routine traffic stop in Widley shortly after 11.30am, when the driver failed to stop causing the police to initiate a pursuit.


The occupants of the vehicle then crashed into a tree at Portsmouth Golf Course on Crookhorn Lane, Widley.

The occupants decamped from the vehicle and pursuing officers gave chase on foot, ground officers placed a containment around the area and started an area search.


Officers later detained a male they believe was involved in the incident, who was subsequently arrested in relation to the incident.


Police have arranged recovery of the vehicle and a full forensic investigation will now be carried out to identify the driver.