Driver trapped in stolen car after crash with wall in police chase

A stolen car crashed into wall during a dramatic police chase through Prescot before the injured driver was arrested.

The huge smash, which closed St Helens Road for a number of hours, happened shortly after 2pm on Monday when police spotted a car they believed to be stolen.

After attempting to stop the car, officers were forced to chase it through the streets before the car crashed.

The Chevrolet Aveo was seriously damaged in the incident with the entire front of the car being crushed by the impact.

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Fire crews and paramedics were called to the scene to help free the driver from the car with witnesses claiming the roof had to be cut off to get him out.

According to Merseyside Police, the driver suffered an injured ankle in the crash and was then arrested for a number of offences.

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The force said he is suspected of burglary, drug driving and disqualified driving.

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In a statement, officers said: "Officers are currently in attendance of the Prescot area following a road traffic collision on St Helens Road.

"The incident is reported to have happened at around 2:10pm this afternoon (17th August) when police were in pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle.

"The car, a Chevrolet Aveo, which was heading towards St Helens collided with a wall.

A stolen car crashed into a wall on St Helens Road, in Prescot, while being chased by police

"The male driver sustained an ankle injury and has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, drug driving and disqualified driving."

Investigations are ongoing and anyone with information is urged to get in contact with us at @MerPolCC quoting log 529 of today (17th August).

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