Arrest after police pursuit on A36 ends in Salisbury

A MAN was arrested in Salisbury after a police pursuit on Friday morning.

At around 10.30am on Saturday (September 16), officers responded to reports of a Mercedes, believed to have been stolen during a burglary in the Avon and Somerset Police area, joining the A36 at Warminster.

Wiltshire Police said a pursuit was authorised after the driver failed to stop for officers.

“The vehicle crashed into a central reservation on the A36 and the driver decamped along Meadow Road but was later arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop,” a spokesperson said.

“He has been transported to custody in the Avon and Somerset area for further questioning.”

Anyone who witnessed the pursuit, or has dash cam footage, should call 101 and quote log number 85 of September 15.