Watchdog to investigate Wigston police chase crash

Scene of accident in Bushloe End, Wigston
Image caption The car crashed into railings on Bushloe End

The police watchdog is investigating a car chase which ended with a teenager suffering serious injuries in a crash.

The 17-year-old boy was badly injured when the car he was in crashed as it was pursued by police in Wigston, Leicestershire, on Tuesday.

The driver of the BMW had refused to stop, Leicestershire Police said.

The case was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), which is now investigating.

The teenager is in a critical but stable condition in Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham. A 21-year-old man also remains in hospital with leg injuries.

Image caption IPCC investigators are appealing for witness to the crash in Bushloe End, Wigston

The IPCC said a police car chased the BMW for about five minutes from countryside into Wigston town centre, where it crashed into railings in Bushloe End.

Two 20-year-old men have been arrested in connection with the incident.

An IPCC spokesman said: "Investigators have started to gather relevant information, initial statements and forensic data.

"They will be putting up roadside boards and carrying out enquiries to coincide with the one-week anniversary of the collision."

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