Two men arrested following short pursuit in Worthing
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Two men have been arrested following a short police pursuit in Worthing.
Officers on patrol in The Boulevard became aware of a vehicle of interest, which failed to stop, about 5pm on Saturday 25 July.
A pursuit ensued, during which the grey BMW collided with a number of other vehicles, resulting in minor injuries to three members of the public.
It then crashed in Palatine Road, where the sole passenger, a 30-year-old man from Worthing, was detained and arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking. He remains in custody.
The driver, identified as a 37-year-old man from Hove, decamped and made off from the scene, but was located in Frobisher Close a short time later. A Taser was deployed to safely detain and arrest him, and he has been taken to hospital as a precaution, under police supervision.
A police officer on foot was struck by a van as he searched for the suspect, and sustained minor injuries. He has also been taken to hospital as a precaution.
A section of Palatine Road has been temporarily closed as enquiries continue.
We’d like to thank the public for their patience and understanding at this time.