Man, 41, arrested after e-scooter chase in Radford ended with crash into police car

A suspected drug dealer who fled cops on an e-scooter was detained by officers after he crashed into a police car.

The arrest took place after an officer spotted an alleged drug deal at Forest Recreation Ground at around 11.50am on Wednesday (September 22).

The plain-clothed officer called for back-up and a police car quickly arrived with flashing lights and sirens.

Police reported that the suspect fled on an e-scooter and sped through various streets in Radford before crashing into a police car.

The 41-year-old was then wrestled to the ground by two police officers and placed in handcuffs.

The man was searched and police recovered over 100 wraps of Class A drugs, nunchucks in his pocket and an imitation firearm, the force reported.

The arrest was made shortly before midday on Wednesday, 22 September.

Sergeant Matthew Daley, from the knife crime team, added: “This was a great example of pro-active policing acting on suspicions which led to a significant drugs recovery and arrest.

“It’s nice when you’re given a specific task in a specific area and perform in the way that they did.

“They worked superbly as a team and, as a result of their alertness and fortitude, a large quantity of drugs and dangerous weapons have been taken off the streets.

“They did a tremendous job.”



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The incident unfolded after plain-clothed PC Ken Tinley spotted the suspect acting suspiciously after leaving a flat in Forest Road West and then provided a description of him to colleagues in marked police cars.

Officers detained the man after the pursuit and returned to the flat where the suspect had come out of.

Police reported that more Class A drugs were found in one of the rooms along with £4,000 in cash. A 46-year-woman was then arrested on suspicion of drug offences.

The woman has since been released on bail pending further enquires.

The 41-year-old man arrested following the e-scooter chase has also been released on bail pending further enquiries.

He was held on suspicion of a string of offences including possession of an imitation firearm, possession of an offensive weapon, possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.

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