Two arrested after Salisbury rush hour police chase

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Published by Faye Tryhorn at 3:08pm 16th May 2018. (Updated at 4:52pm 17th May 2018)

The car, that police tried to stop, collided into a number of vehicles that were stuck in traffic on Churchill Way last night (May 15th).

Two people have been arrested after a police chase in Salisbury during the evening rush hour yesterday (Tuesday May 15th).

A Ford Fiesta, reported stolen in Hampshire, was spotted on the A30 coming into Salisbury at around 5.30pm.

Officers tried to stop the car on St Mark's roundabout but it carried on into heavy traffic.

The car collided with a number of vehicles were stuck in traffic on Churchill Way and mounted pavements during the pursuit too.


Police found the vehicle abandoned on Wilton Road and it's been recovered for investigation by forensics officers.

Two arrests were made after a search of the local area by police:

  • A 26 year old man from Dorset on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, failing to stop, dangerous driving and breach of a harrassment order
  • An 18 year old woman from Hampshire on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle

The pair have since been released under investigation.

Sergeant Tracey Holloway said:

"This vehicle was driven extremely dangerously at the height of rush hour and I am aware that a number of vehicles belonging to members of the public sustained damage as a result - if this was you and you haven't yet made contact with police, please do so.

"We would appeal to anyone who was in the area of St Mark's roundabout yesterday at approximately 5.30pm who may have dash-cam footage, to get in touch."

If you can help, please call Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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