Tyne & Wear

Two in hospital after police pursuit near Sunderland

Two men have been taken to hospital after a car crashed during a police pursuit on Wearside.

A vehicle was being followed by a patrol car after failing to stop and ended up on the roundabout at the A19 and A1231 junction near Sunderland.

The occupants were taken to hospital, but their injuries are not believed to be serious.

The incident caused major disruption during morning rush hour. Northumbria Police said inquiries were ongoing.

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