A1M Police Chase Leaves 3 Injured

21 July 2016, 11:59 | Updated: 21 July 2016, 13:16

Police have revealed more details of yesterday's serious crash on the A1M that shut the road for all of Wednesday evening near Yaxley - it was a police chase which went badly wrong.

In a statement from Cambridgeshire Police:

There was a collision involving two police cars and two other cars on the A1M northbound about a kilometre south of Haddon at about 4.30pm.  It happened during a police pursuit of one of the vehicles involved, which had started about 15 to 20 minutes earlier on the A1 at Eaton Socon.

The car being pursued was suspected stolen and had failed to stop.
Three officers were injured, two women and one man and all were taken to PCH. One of the women was seriously injured but it was not life threatening.

A 22 year-old man was arrested at the scene but was then taken to PCH with serious but not life threatening injuries and remains there today.

No one else was injured.

The road was closed following the collision but the southbound carriageway was fully reopened by 8.26pm and the whole road was fully reopened about 12.20am.

The IPCC and our own Professional Standards Department have both been notified and the case is due to be referred to them within the next 24 hours.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should call 101."