In­ves­ti­ga­tion as man col­lides with po­lice car

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Paul fisher news@peterboroughtoday.co.uk Twit­ter: @PeterboroughTel

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

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