Four arrested after police pursuit which ended on M5 slip road

 

Four males were arrested following a police pursuit where the offending vehicle drove the wrong way down the M5 exit slip road on Tuesday evening.

Police were alerted to a Ford Mondeo which had been stolen during a recent burglary in Tewkesbury. It was pursued by police from Stroud to the outskirts of Stonehouse.

Tactics were used to bring a stop to the vehicle after it had failed to stop for officers.

Part of the M5 was closed for a short period of time at around 5.30pm after the vehicle entered the south bound exit slip road at junction 12 before stopping part way down.

During the pursuit the vehicle had travelled the wrong way around a roundabout, reached high speeds and had driven on the wrong side of the road.

One male was detained near to the vehicle and following a foot pursuit with officers, a police dog and overhead support of a police helicopter, two other males were detained after they had fled through nearby fields.

A fourth male was arrested later that evening away from the scene.

This coordinated response was successful thanks to the hard work of Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Control Room, local officers, tri-force and the National Police Air Service.

Four males from Gloucester aged between 15 and 20 were arrested in connection with this incident. They have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

 

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