Appeal to find driver who fled police

Police are appealing for information following an incident in which a car failed to stop for officers.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 1:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th May 2021, 1:54 pm

It happened at about 2pm on Sunday, 9 May, in Rothwell when a silver Volvo S60 was asked by police to stop at a set of traffic lights in Marsh Street.

It the reversed at speed, smashing into a car before driving away.

The Volvo was later found abandoned in the Rothwell Health Centre car park.

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No injuries were reported.

The Eastern Roads Policing Unit is investigating the collision and are particularly interested to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle, or who has footage of it driving through the pedestrianised area of the town centre.

Anyone with information that may assist with this investigation can contact the Eastern Roads Policing Unit on 101, or by using the options on the West Yorkshire Police website.

The crime reference is 13210229002.

Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online.