IPCC informed after car rolls following police pursuit in Peterborough

Scene of police chase at Fletton Avenue at the junction with Fletton High street. EMN-141223-141231009
Scene of police chase at Fletton Avenue at the junction with Fletton High street. EMN-141223-141231009
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An investigation has been launched after a driver crashed a car while being pursued by police in Peterborough.

The crash, which saw a red Renault Megane roll onto its roof, happened at about 3.30am on Tuesday (23 December) at the junction of Whittlesey Road and Fletton High Street in Stanground.

The crash followed a car chase which lasted nearly 10 minutes through narrow streets in Stanground, Woodston and Fletton.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have been informed of the details.

A spokesman for Cambridgshire police said: “The pursuit began at 3.20am when a car failed to stop for officers on Morley Way.

“Police followed the vehicle onto Fletton Parkway, Whittlesey Road, Fletton Avenue, Fellowes Road, High Street Fletton, Palmerston Road, London Road, Silver Street, Palmerston Road, Queens Walk and Fletton Avenue.

“When the car was at the junction with Fletton Avenue and Whittlesey Road, the vehicle crashed at 3.28am.

“The man in the car suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital.

“The road was closed for a number of hours following the crash for the investigation to take place, and for the car to be moved. The IPCC has been informed about the crash.”

The spokesman said while the chase involved speeds above the speed limit, it was not a ‘high speed’ chase, and only one police car was involved.

He was unable to say if the crash occurred following a collision between the police car and the Renault. Following the crash fire fighters were called to cut the male driver out of the Megane.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the man was conscious and breathing when crews arrived, and he was taken to Peterborough City Hospital for further treatment. His condition was not thought to be life threatening.