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Police vehicles damaged and man arrested in Salisbury

Alert message sent 28/02/2019 17:30:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

Officers out on patrol in Salisbury this afternoon were called to the area of the Five Rivers Leisure Centre at approximately 3.30pm after an individual made off from officers in the Moberly Road area.

When officers attended the scene, they detained a 16-year-old boy in order to carry out a drug search. 

Whilst at the scene, officers spotted a man in the car park nearby who they recognised as being outstanding for a number of offences including conspiracy to supply a controlled drug and failing to stop following a collision. 

As they approached the man, he made off in a red Seat Ibiza. As he attempted to make off from officers, he crashed into two police vehicles before driving on to Devizes Road where he lost control of the car, mounted the pavement and crashed into a wall at the junction with Bedford Road. 

He then decamped from the vehicle and fled from the scene.

Our officers caught up and detained the man. He is currently being transported to custody in Melksham arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

A member of the public’s vehicle was damaged during the incident and a woman has been treated for shock at the scene. 

Fortunately, nobody was injured.

A/Insp John Hutchings said: “This was a fast moving incident, to which officers have responded accordingly. I am extremely grateful that nobody was hurt, and I am pleased that an outstanding offender has been detained. 

“I’d like to thank the members of public for their patience and support as we manage the aftermath of this incident, which has caused a closure of Devizes Road, while vehicles are cleared and investigations are carried out.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident who has not yet spoken to police, should call 101 and quote log number 165.

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Katie Bond (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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