Investigation as man collides with police car
The police complaints body is investigating after a police car collided with a man who failed to stop in Peterborough on Tuesday evening.
A 21-year-old man from Peterborough was in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station yesterday after failing to stop for officers in Morley Way, Woodston, at 8.15pm.
Eyewitnesses told the Peterborough Telegraph that a short police chase ensued with one of the police units being rammed by a silver Mercedes. The chase ended in Celta Road where the man tried to flee on foot and was in collision with a police car.
As such, it is normal procedure to refer the case to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for investigation. The man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for police and possession of class B or C drugs.
An IPCC spokeswoman said: “Police records indicate a car had failed to stop for officers from the joint Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire roads policing unit. The car stopped a short time later and the occupants attempted to run off.
“A collision then occurred between a man and the police car. The man is believed to have sustained a dislocated shoulder. After being notified of the incident by Cambridgeshire Constabulary, IPCC investigators were deployed to conduct enquiries. The police car has been examined and investigators are currently in the process of downloading and viewing in-car data.”
The emergency services at the scene in Celta Road