Police Car in Hot Pursuit Crashes on A4
Marked vehicle was chasing Audi stolen from Chiswick
A police car collided with traffic barriers on the A4 in the early hours of Thursday morning (27th March) whilst chasing a vehicle believed to have been stolen in Chiswick.
Chiswick has been hit by a spate of car thefts, mostly Range Rovers, Audis and BMWS, and recently a sports car stolen in Chiswick was found at Tilbury Docks about to be shipped to the Congo. Police have vowed to crack down on the thefts and have upped surveillance in the Chiswick area.
The marked police vehicle on 'blues and twos' was pursuing an Audi A3 estate it had first spotted in the W4 area when it collided with traffic barriers on the A4 near Henley's roundabout.
The driver of the Audi, a male, left the car after it crashed into a parked car and traffic barriers but was arrested nearby on suspicion of burglary.
He was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service for leg injuries believed to have been sustained in the collision. The police officers involved were uninjured.
Superintendent Sally Benatar of Hounslow Police said, "Hounslow Police recognise the lasting impact the crime of burglary has on its victims and we are determined to arrest and prosecute offenders and take steps to prevent burglaries being committed. A suspect is now under investigation for the burglary of an address in Chiswick following this arrest during the early hours of this morning, when officers out on patrol on night duty spotted a vehicle being driven that had been stolen earlier in the evening."
Hounslow officers are investigating the burglary. Witnesses are asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The incident has been referred to the Met Police's Directorate of Professional Standards as is mandatory.
March 28, 2014