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UPDATED: Police on the Isle of Wight have been involved in the pursuit of a car in Newport tonight (Friday).

Officers in an unmarked BMW X5 have been sighted trying to stop a vehicle on Pan Estate.

Locals have reported seeing sparks coming from the suspect vehicle’s car as it raced through the narrow streets.

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It is thought the incident, which began around 19:10, has come to a stop on Ash Road off Furrlongs.

UPDATE @ 21:00 – 1 person has been detained following a sudden end to the pursuit on Ash Road. It’s here that an Audi A3 has crashed and come to a stop side-on in the middle of the road.

Island Echo understands the Audi was sold locally within the past few days.

Unfortunately, significant damage has been sustained to a Police vehicle following contact with the suspect car. Damage has been caused to the front bumper, 2 doors, a headlight and the steering.

Both cars are now being recovered from the scene.

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No one is thought to have been injured.

UPDATE @ 21:22 – The cars have now been recovered from Ash Road.

Island Roads are attending the scene to clear debris and fluid from the carriageway.

UPDATE SATURDAY – A 27-year-old man from Cowes remains in police custody this lunchtime, Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting crime reference number: 44190021882.


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