Injuries after car crash during police pursuit in Normanton

A woman was seriously injured when a car being chased by police crashed in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 4:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 5:49 pm
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Police said the 23-year-old was in hospital in a serious but stable condition after the crash on Ackton Lane at around 2.20am.

A 22-year-old male was also treated in hospital for serious injuries to his foot after the silver Ford Fiesta was in collision with a stone wall.

Police said a male aged 16 was arrested in connection with the crash.

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They confirmed that the vehicle was being pursued by a marked car and the incident had been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Chief Inspector Mark Bownass said: “We are appealing for witnesses and I would like to speak to anyone who saw the collision or who saw the silver Ford Fiesta on Ackton Lane or being driven from Wakefield Road in the Pontefract area before the crash.

“A road closure was put in place while investigation work was carried out at the scene and enquiries remain ongoing.

“Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Unit (West) on 101.”