Man arrested after stolen car chased by police crashes into a tree in York

The scene after the car came to a halt by the Knavesmire. Photograph: Sgt Paul Cording on Twitter
24 Feb 2020 @ 10.46 am
| Crime

A man has been arrested after a car that was stolen during a house burglary was involved in a police pursuit near York.

Officers tried to stop the driver at around 8am yesterday after spotting the Audi on the outskirts of York.

The driver led officers on a pursuit in which he collided with another car.

Several miles later, still being pursued by police, he crashed into a tree near Knavesmire.


Police searched the car and found jewellery, which is also believed to have been stolen from a house in South Yorkshire.

A man in his 20s who has connections with York was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of numerous crimes, including burglary, vehicle theft and driving offences.

He was later handed over to South Yorkshire Police, which is leading the investigation.

Nobody was injured during the incident.