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Five arrested after high-speed police chase in North Yorkshire

Five arrested after high-speed police chase in North Yorkshire

Published by Harry Long at 5:25pm 29th April 2020.

Five men have been arrested after a high-speed police chase on the A1(M) through North Yorkshire.

  • Five men were arrested after a high-speed police chase through North Yorkshire. 
  • It happened on Monday on the A1(M).
  • Two of the men have since been released under investigation.  

It happened on Monday, when police were made aware of a suspected stolen BMW 3 Series car, in convoy with another BMW 3 Series car, travelling through the county. 

The suspected stolen car failed to stop for officers around 10.50pm. 

Specially-trained officers pursued it, deploying a stinger device, and it was eventually brought to a stop near Dishforth Village. Two police cars were damaged during the pursuit, which reached speeds of up to 110mph.

Three people in the car were arrested: the 19-year-old driver, a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy. They were all arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a knife. The 20-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis. The 19-year-old driver was further arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop, drink driving and possession of cannabis.

Police officers

A few minutes later, another BMW, suspected of involvement with the first, was sighted by North Yorkshire Police officers on the A1(M). It was stopped near Wetherby without incident.

The two men inside, aged 26 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal a motor vehicle.

The men have been released under investigation, while enquiries continue.