Motorist killed in crash with car followed by police

Scene of A46 crash
Image caption After being in collision with the Mazda, the Vectra crashed into an HGV

A motorist has died after his car was in a crash with a vehicle being followed by police in Nottinghamshire.

A Mazda was being followed by a marked police car on the A46 at Flintham, when it was in collision with a Vauxhall Vectra.

The Vectra then crashed into a lorry, killing the car's driver.

The Mazda was being sought by "a number of police vehicles and the police helicopter" following an attempted burglary in Leicestershire.

Three men have been arrested.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, said the Nottinghamshire force.

Following the crash at 13:50 BST, a number of roads were closed, including the A46 between the East Bridgford roundabout and the Cattlemarket roundabout at Newark.

Diversions are in place and motorists are asked to avoid the area for the next few hours.

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