North Wales Police chase car crash referred to watchdog

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Four people were injured in the crash in Garden City, Deeside

A crash which happened after a police car chase has been referred to the watchdog.

A North Wales Police car was chasing a Mercedes which was involved in a crash with a taxi in Garden City, Deeside, in the early hours of 31 October.

The force has referred itself to the Independent Office of Police Conduct.

Four people were seriously injured in the crash and taken to hospital. Their injuries were not described as life-threatening.

The IOPC said the chase began about 15 minutes before the crash in the Flintshire village, when the Mercedes was seen "travelling at speed".

"Our investigation follows a referral from North Wales Police and is currently at an early stage," a spokesman said.