Dog van rammed in police pursuit in Gloucester

Three men have been arrested after a pursuit in Gloucester during which a police dog van was rammed.

A stolen white Ford Transit, which was being pursued by officers, reversed into the Gloucestershire Police van on Bristol Road, Quedgeley.

Two men got out and ran off before the van was driven off by a third man with the dog handler in pursuit.

He was joined by 30 officers and PCSOs who arrested two men from Bristol and one man from Exeter.

Officers said a quantity of copper wiring was found in the back of the van which had tripped an Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera when it was driven into Gloucestershire from Bristol, on the M5, on 2 September.

A 24-year-old from Bristol was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent and a 23-year-old from the city was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

A 21-year-old from Exeter was arrested on suspicion of failure to stop and dangerous driving.

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