Police chase suspect arrested in Skegness

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A 40-year-old man was arrested on Monday after a dramatic police chase came to an end in the heart of Skegness.

The suspect, who has not been named but is understood to be from Sheffield, was arrested just before 8am on Berry Way after police stingers brought a car to a halt.

The man was taken to Boston’s Pilgrim hospital for medical treatment on a head injury. He was bailed while he received that treatment.

Police have issued an appeal for information in relation to the chase and a number of other alleged offences from Boston to Ancaster.

“A suspect was arrested on Monday...after a number of reported incidents during the early hours of the morning.,” said a police spokesperson.

“A stolen vehicle was recovered at the scene. This was a Green Mitsubishi Shogun, reported stolen at 7.26am after the vehicle had been left running on Shore Rd, Freiston, near Boston.

“The Shogun had been followed after it failed to stop for police. A stinger was deployed in order to stop the vehicle and a police car was damaged in a collision with the Shogun.”

The police added that they were investigating possible links with previous incidents that same day of a reported attempted burglary in Croppers Lane, Freiston (incident 43 reported at 06.51) and a further incident in Shore Rd, Freiston (incident 45 reported at 07.25) where a man is reported to have broken into a property and threatened residents.

Prior to these incidents, a report was received from a resident of Minerva Close in Ancaster were a suspicious man called at the home claiming his car had broken down. This occurred at just after 05.00 (incident 40 reported at 06.23). A further report from Ancaster related to a stolen vehicle. The Black Ford Focus was stolen from Wilsford Lane (incident 37 reported at 05.43) and later recovered in a ditch on the junction of Church Rd and Shore Rd in Freiston.Police are also looking at links with a previous incident where a Blue Ford Focus was reported stolen from Eckington, Sheffield.

The vehicle was later receovered in a field near Ancaster.