100mph police chase in York ends with car abandoned on Haxby railway line

20 Jan 2021 @ 3.18 pm
| Crime

A car was abandoned on a railway line near after a police chase which reached speeds of more than 100mph.

At around 9.20pm on Monday night (18 January), officers on patrol in the Copmanthorpe area became suspicious when they spotted a white Mercedes.

The vehicle failed to stop when requested and began to drive at speed along York ring road towards Hopgrove.

Officers followed the car which reached speeds of up 100mph before it came to stop and was abandoned on the railway line in Haxby.

The driver ran off from the car but was arrested a short time later following a foot search by officers and police dog Buzz.

An 18-year-old Wakefield man was arrested on suspicion of multiple offences, including:

  • dangerous driving
  • failing to stop for the police
  • possessing cannabis
  • supplying cannabis
  • endangering safety on a railway
  • driving while disqualified, and
  • driving without insurance.

Officers seized the vehicle and items from inside including mobile phones and suspected cannabis.

Following questioning, he was release while under investigation to allow for further enquiries to be carried out.

The railway was closed and no-one was injured during the incident.