Officer taken to hospital after police chase in Derbyshire

A Derbyshire police car was "deliberately" damaged by a "drugged up yob" during a police pursuit.

Monday, 24th September 2018, 10:41 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th September 2018, 2:52 am
The police car was damaged in the crash.

A police officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries after the ten minute pursuit around Derby which ended in a crash between the car and the police vehicle.

Derbyshire's road policing unit has said the driver's actions were "selfish, reckless and dangerous."

A police spokesman said: "The BMW was stopped at Finsbury Avenue, in Mackworth. The driver was taken to hospital for a check-up but was discharged and taken into custody.

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The driver of the car has now been arrested.

"The 32-year-old was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police."

The chase happened on Sunday, September 23.

The car in the chase.