HELICOPTER SEARCH AFTER DRIVER FAILS TO STOP

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UPDATED: The National Police Air Service helicopter from Bournemouth is circling the skies above Bembridge tonight (Wednesday) in the search for a driver who has failed to stop for Police.

Officers attempted to stop the driver of a Ford Fiesta van at around 20:00, but the vehicle failed to stop and a small pursuit entailed.

The unknown driver is understood to have run towards marshland after dumping the vehicle in a boat yard off Embankment Road, leaving skid marks on the road and narrowly missing a number of bollards in the process.

A local dog unit is searching the area with the assistance of the helicopter from above.

UPDATE @ 21:15 – Police have now stood down their search for the driver of the vehicle. He has not been located.

The vehicle has been recovered from the scene.

 

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