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Man arrested following pursuit of van in Formby

A Police chase around Formby this afternoon saw many concerned members of the public contact the Bubble. A blue van was chased around Formby roads around 2:40pm this afternoon after failing to stop for the police.

An eyewitness said they saw the Police throw a stinger across the road and the blue van hit it and crashed into an Audi that was driving along the road.

A spokesman from Merseyside Police said: "We have arrested a man following the pursuit of a vehicle in Formby this afternoon, Friday 28 December." "At around 2.40pm, a pursuit began of a VW Caddy van driving at speed in the Altcar Road area. The car was pursued at speed and brought to a stop near to the Lighthouse public house in Liverpool Road. Two police vehicles and two other cars sustained minor damage during the incident but nobody was injured." "A 21-year-old man from Formby was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without a licence and insurance, unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle and drug driving." "The man has been taken to a police station for questioning."

The pursuit finished on Liverpool Road.

One eyewitness said: "I nearly got hit by a blue van by Hillary Court when I left for work around 2:40pm. There were about four Police cars chasing the van."

Another eyewitness said: "The van just missed us travelling along Freshfield Road with Police cars in hot pursuit."

Above photo by Katie Williams

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