A burglar has been in court today after ramming a police vehicle in a stolen car.
Officers were called in at 6.20am yesterday (Sunday), after a member of the public was woken to the sound of a disturbance at a business on East Parade in York.
When police arrived, a man ran out of the business and jumped into a silver BMW saloon car.
Officers set off in pursuit, until the BMW reverse rammed the police patrol car on James Street.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The two officers managed to arrest the suspect. However they unfortunately sustained minor injuries when their vehicle was rammed.
“A 29-year-old man from York was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for the police and burglary. The vehicle that the suspect was using was also confirmed to be stolen, so he was further arrested for suspected theft of a motor vehicle.
“The suspect’s morning went from bad to worse, as he was then further arrested at the police station for driving whilst under the influence of cannabis and cocaine after he provided a positive specimen in custody.”
The man was interviewed about these offences and was charged with burglary, aggravated vehicle taking, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.
He appeared before York Magistrates’ Court this morning (Monday) and pleaded guilty to all offences.
He is due to be sentenced at York Crown Court on Tuesday 14 December.