Police dog helps nab duo fleeing Hucknall crash site
Two men have been arrested in Hucknall after a car smashed into parked vehicles when a driver attempted to evade arrest.
Police moved to stop the Seat Leon at around 7.10pm in Hucknall on Saturday, April 10 after the car was reported to have been involved in an incident earlier in the day.
When police made an attempt to stop the car, it drove away at speed.
Officers then engaged in a pursuit in order to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.
Driving through red lights and on the wrong side of the road, the driver attempted to evade arrest, and headed towards Hucknall town centre.
Police were then called by members of the public who informed them that the car had crashed in Charles Street and that two people had fled the scene on foot.
Officers searched the area and quickly arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.
A search by officers, aided by police dog Quantum, led to the location of another suspect, who again attempted to run away but was caught by the dog.
The 26 year-old man was then arrested on suspicion of the same offences as the 18-year-old.
Superintendent Paul Burrows said: “It is incredibly lucky that no one was injured in this incident.
“The car is believed to have been driven at high speed through residential areas, ultimately resulting in a crash that could have caused serious injury, or worse, to the public and the occupants of the car.
“Officers, supported by police dog Quantum, did a fantastic job to locate and arrest two men as part of their enquiries into this incident.
“I’d also like to thank members of the public who helped and supported officers as they searched for suspects.
“We are now working to establish the circumstances and I would ask anyone who has any information or dashcam footage that could aid officers in the investigation to get in touch with Nottinghamshire Police as soon as possible on 101 quoting incident number 0624 of 10 April 2021.”