Another Police Pursuit gone wrong

Today here in Leicester another Road traffic collision on Gipsy Lane this afternoon, caused after the Police authorised chase. Three innocent people injured.

A police pursuit had been authorised shortly before a suspected stolen vehicle collided with a Volvo in Leicester this afternoon.

It happened on Victoria Road East in Leicester at around 12:30 this afternoon and the road remains closed.

Three people from the Volvo have been taken to hospital but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The vehicle which it collided with was believed to be stolen and officers, supported by a helicopter, spotted it near the crash site. It failed to stop and then crashed.

An investigation into the circumstances is now under way.

A 20-year-old Leicester man has been arrested on suspicion of theft of motor vehicle and remains in police custody.

Picture By Leicester Media

Police have Release the following statement.

Motorists are being advised to avoid Victoria Road East in Leicester following a collision this afternoon (Tuesday 29 January).

A vehicle believed to be stolen was seen by officers in the Stocking Farm area earlier today.

The National Police Air Support (NPAS) unit were deployed to assist officers on the ground and the vehicle was located in the Gypsy Lane area of Leicester.

The suspect vehicle failed to stop for officers and was then involved in a collision with a Volvo just after 12.30pm.

Three people in the Volvo sustained injuries not believed to be life threatening and have been taken to hospital for treatment.

A 20-year-old Leicester man has been arrested on suspicion of theft of motor vehicle and remain in police custody.

Victoria Road East at the junction of Gipsy Lane has been closed to allow the emergency services to deal with the incident.

Pictures by Leicester Media


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