Arrests and injuries after police chase in Mansfield

Two people were arrested after a police chase through Mansfield.

Police investigated reports that a car had been hit in St John’s Street at about 3.15am on Saturday (October 9).

Officers subsequently attempted to stop a vehicle alleged to have been driving dangerously in Quarry Lane.

Police said they attempted to stop the vehicle.

But a pursuit ensued and led police to Warsop Vale, where the car is alleged to have lost control and crashed in Sookholme Lane.

Two men, aged 24 and 26, were found to have minor injuries.

Both men were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an incident and drink driving in connection with the investigation.

The 24-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class A substance.

Sergeant Kate Long, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “It is not only law but a responsibility to stop at the scene of an incident, and officers will pursue any reports of this nature.

“Thankfully only minor injuries were sustained, and officers were able to detain two men before any more potential danger was caused.

“Our job as officers is to keep people safe, and this especially includes on Nottinghamshire’s roads, and we hope these efforts show the dedication of officers and offer reassurance to the public.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 131 of October 9.

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