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A 20-year-old man is in custody after an incident whereby a Range Rover made off from police in North Ormesby.
The vehicle was approached by police around 8:30pm on Tuesday 13th June on Stainton Street with three males inside.
One of the passengers was outside the vehicle, when it suddenly made off at speed. A machete was located on the floor and was seized.
The passenger then made off on foot from officers, but after a foot pursuit was detained and arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.
Officers re-traced the route and a large back of suspected crack cocaine deals was found.
The passenger was further arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
The Range Rover was located abandoned and has been recovered.
Enquiries are ongoing to trace the driver of the vehicle and the occupants in connection with dangerous driving and drugs offences.
The 20-year-old man remains in police custody.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, quoting incident number 114543. Crimestoppers can be contacted online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.
Suspected crack cocaine recovered
Range Rover recovered after it was found abandoned
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