Police still trying to trace driver of pick-up stolen from Bridport

Police still trying to trace driver of pick-up stolen from Bridport

Published by Maria Greenwood at 10:17am 5th February 2020. (Updated at 11:50am 5th February 2020)

Searches are being carried out to trace the driver of a vehicle pursued by police, including the force's helicopter.

The incident happened at around 8.51pm on Wednesday 29 January.

A silver Mitsubishi pick-up failed to stop for officers when requested after it had been seen speeding on the A35 Puddletown bypass.

The vehicle was subsequently reported to be seen travelling along the A31 and into Wimborne.

Following a search, with support from the NPAS helicopter, the vehicle was located in New Borough, however the driver had left the vehicle.

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Further searches were carried out in an attempt to locate the driver but they have not yet been identified and enquiries are ongoing.

Police Constable Neil Wallis, of the No Excuse team, said:

“It has been established that the vehicle involved was reported as stolen from an address in Bridport. 

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen the vehicle being driven on the night of the incident, or has any knowledge about the driver, to please come forward."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200014957. 

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