Burglars stole car from police and drove at 120mph in Wakefield

A stolen vehicle was driven at more than 120mph in Wakefield over the weekend. Stock image.
A stolen vehicle was driven at more than 120mph in Wakefield over the weekend. Stock image.

A stolen vehicle drove at more than 120mph in Wakefield over the weekend.

West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit said they had spotted the vehicle driving at the high speeds on the motorway, where it refused to move over for a responding traffic car.

After a short pursuit, the vehicle was stopped on the A650 Carr Gate and found to be stolen from the Metropolitan Police, the RPU said on Twitter.

Two people were arrested for burglary.

The National Police Air Service helicopter and West Yorkshire Police training headquarters are both based at a site off the A650.

Earlier this year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid a visit to the site, where he made a speech.

In a tweet posted yesterday (Sunday, October 20), WYP RPU said: "A650 Carr Gate, Wakefield. Vehicle initially sighted driving at speeds in excess of 120mph on the motorway, refusing to move over for a responding traffic car. Vehicle was found to be stolen from @metpoliceuk. After short pursuit vehicle stopped and two arrested for burglary."