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M6 Toll crash: Man charged after police pursuit

M6 Toll crash Image copyright David John Clarke
Image caption The cars hit the central reservation and ended up on the embankment after colliding, police said

A man has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving and assault after a police pursuit ended in a crash.

A police BMW and a car collided between junctions T6 and T8 on the M6 Toll motorway in Staffordshire on Saturday.

Mark Abraham, from Warden in Sheerness, Kent, also faces charges including dangerous driving and criminal damage.

Cannock Magistrates remanded the 23-year-old in custody to appear at Stafford Crown Court on 6 October.

Two officers who were in the BMW were taken to hospital after the collision but have since been released, Staffordshire Police said.

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