Three held after police pursuit crash in Peterborough

Three men have been arrested after a high speed pursuit ended with a crash involving a police car and two other vehicles in the centre of Peterborough.

Armed officers arrested three men aged 19, 22 and 23 after the collision in Eastfield Road.

The 23-year-old - Rupert Ellis, of Haldane Place, London - has been charged with dangerous driving and aggravated vehicle taking.

He was also charged with driving whilst disqualified and without insurance.

The 19-year-old and 22-year-old have been released on police bail.

Police have started an inquiry into the crash, which happened after officers began following a stolen Hyundai car.

Driver 'shaken'

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: "Police began pursuing a vehicle that had failed to stop near Apex House, in Oundle Road, Peterborough, at about 1340 BST.

"The car was pursued along Fletton Avenue, Fletton High Street, London Road, over the River Nene and into Bishop's Road and then Eastfield Road where it was in collision with a car being driven by a member of the public.

"The driver of this vehicle, a woman in her 30s, was shaken but not hurt.

"Two men were arrested on suspicion of robbery a short while later, and a third was also arrested on suspicion of robbery in the Oundle Road area.

"The arrests are in connection with a robbery of a car that took place in Muswell Road, West Town, on Monday 30 August."

Mr Ellis was due before magistrates on Friday afternoon.

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