Man arrested following early morning attempt to ditch the police

Police have arrested a man who failed to stop for them in the early hours of this morning.

The silver BMW was signalled to stop at before 2.50pm on 8 August but failed to do so.

The vehicle travelled at speed along Eastern Avenue and Calvert Road – colliding with two curbs in the process – before being forced to stop in a dead-end street.

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Two police officers who were following the car immediately detained a male, thought to be in his 20s, on Logan Close just before 3am.

In total, four police vehicles attended the scene and carried out a search of the area. Wiltshire Police’s dog unit assisted in the search.

Wiltshire Police have been approached for comment.