Driver of stolen van rams police car during chase on the edge of the Rugby borough

Officers were able to box the driver in and arrested him

The driver of a stolen van rammed a police car during a chase on the edge of the Rugby borough.
The driver of a stolen van rammed a police car during a chase on the edge of the Rugby borough.

The driver of a stolen van rammed a police car during a chase on the edge of the Rugby borough.

Officers were later able to box the driver in and arrested him.

The incident happened when police spotted the driver of a red transit acting suspiciously as they were carrying our patrols in Bulkington on Monday.

The driver of a stolen van rammed a police car during a chase on the edge of the Rugby borough.

Warwickshire Police's OPU Unit said: "The van passed one of our unmarked cars who turned round to go after the van and conduct a stop check.

"As the officer was turning around the driver of the Ford Transit put the van in reverse and rammed our police vehicle causing extensive damage damage disabling the vehicle. The driver then made off at speed."

Back-up was sent to the area and the driver was spotted in New Street.

"We boxed the van in and swiftly arrested the driver," said police.

"We conducted checks on the van and found the vehicle to be cloned and on false number plates. The van had been stolen from Derbyshire. The driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, theft of a motor vehicle and assault on an emergency worker.

"The van was recovered for a full forensic examination."