Car ploughs into tree as two men attempt to evade police chase in Stevenage

Two men were arrested after a car ploughed into a tree in Great Ashby Way following a police chase o

Two men were arrested after a car ploughed into a tree in Great Ashby Way following a police chase on Friday - Credit: Archant

Two men ploughed their car into a tree following a police chase in Great Ashby Way in Stevenage on Friday.

A Herts Police spokesman said officers attempted to stop two men in a Green Vauxhall Vectra around 2pm because they were acting suspiciously.

The pair made off in the car but smashed it into a tree off Great Ashby Way.

They tried to escape on foot but were later arrested in the area.

A 21-year-old man was arrested for failing to stop for a police officer, and on suspicion of driving and drugs offences.

A 23-year-old man was arrested for failing to stop for a police officer and on suspicion of driving and drugs offences.

The road was temporarily blocked by the collision.

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One man commented on Facebook: “Looks like a bad accident on Great Ashby Way. Looks more than just a normal accident. Not sure if police were chasing as it went past my house much too fast just before.”

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