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Man arrested following police pursuit

A man has been arrested following a police pursuit in Newcastle.

Officers say the 20-year-old had failed to stop, and was pursued.

The green Ford Fusion he was driving collided with other vehicles in the Silverdale Road area, including a Skoda Yeti.

He then abandoned the vehicle in Moran Road.

He ran off but was quickly caught and arrested in an alleyway to the rear of Camillus Road in Knutton.

A search recovered a quantity of cash and what is believed to be cannabis.

He was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent; possession with intent to supply cannabis and being unfit to drive through drink or drugs.

 

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