Driver found hiding under hedge after police chase

Police caught a man hiding under a hedge after he failed to stop for officers.

Friday, 3rd June 2016, 7:26 am
Updated Friday, 3rd June 2016, 8:28 am
Picture from Cleveland & Durham RPU

Vehicles from Cleveland Road Policing Unit tried to stop the car in the Acklam area of Middlesbrough last night.

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But After a short pursuit, the car was abandoned by the driver who made off on foot.

A spokesman for the force said on the Cleveland & Durham RPU Facebook page: "A search of nearby gardens soon lead to the driver being detained hiding under a hedge. We didn't beat about the bush and he was soon arrested on suspicion of fail to stop, dangerous driving, no licence, no insurance and drug driving.

"The vehicle was recovered, whilst the driver spends some time in the cells, plenty of time to think of a better hiding place."