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Essex police car ends up on roof during chase in Wickham Bishops

Wickham Bishops police car crash Image copyright Twitter
Image caption Essex Police tweeted photos of the crash and appealed for information about the stolen car

A police car has ended up on its roof in a field while it was chasing a car which was believed to have been stolen.

Essex Police had a call about an Audi RS3 being driven erratically at Wickham Bishops near Witham on Friday evening.

Shortly after the police car began its pursuit, the driver lost control, hit a telegraph pole and crashed into the field off Maldon Road.

The two male officers inside the car had minor injuries. The Audi has yet to be located.

Essex Police said the Audi was believed to have been stolen from Allectus Way in Witham on Friday evening.

The squad car, which crashed at 18:45 GMT, contained a police constable in his 30s and a special constable in his late teens, Essex Police said.

Special Inspector Jo van Zanten tweeted photographs of the crashed car and called it "a lucky escape for two Braintree officers".

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