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Cars Damaged In Bournemouth Police Chase
Officers in Bournemouth are appealing for victims to come forward after a number of vehicles were damaged by a car being pursued by police along a main road leading out of the town – with one man being arrested in connection with the incident.
Officers were first alerted to a report of a stolen vehicle at the junction of Alma Road and Heron Court Road in Bournemouth just before 1.30pmon Sunday, 19 February 2012.
Subsequently,the vehicle, a green Peugeot 307, made off from officers along the A338 towards Ashley Heath and was stopped by a stinger device just before 2.30pm.
Detective Constable Adrian Turner, of Bournemouth CID, said: “I believe that anumber of vehicles – which were queuing back along the A338 from the Ashley Heath roundabout towards Bournemouth – may have sustained damage as the green Peugeot 307 weaved in and out of traffic.
“I’m specifically appealing to the drivers or passengers of any of these vehicles, who haven’t yet spoken with police, to contact me urgently.”
The driver, a 46-year-old man of no fixed abode, was arrested at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries.
Anyone who witnessed this incident,or anyone who has any information that may assist the investigation, should contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident 19:248 or Crime stoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.
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