13/04/2016 Hartlepool

Appeal Following Police Pursuit in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for witnesses following a short pursuit which resulted in a 9-year-old boy suffering an injury to his elbow.

A green Peugeot 307 failed to stop for police on Grainger Street, Hartlepool, at around 9.35pm last night, Tuesday 12th April.

The vehicle was pursued along York Road, Raby Road, Hart Lane, Murray Street, Sandringham Road, Topcliffe Street and Zetland Road.

The Peugeot is believed to have collided with a 9-year-old boy at the junctions of Raby Road and Perth Street as he crossed the road with his mother, causing minor injuries to his elbow. The boy suffered bruising, however, he did not require any medical treatment.

The vehicle also caused damage to the wall of a property and two other vehicles on Weldeck Road, before finally coming to a stop after becoming wedged in between a wall and a car on Zetland Road.

The 35-year-old male driver was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance, failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, driving whilst unfit through drugs and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. He remains in police custody at this time.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Acting Sergeant Andrew Lawson from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 065482.