Lamp post and wall demolished in car chase drama

The aftermath of the crash in Mansfield Road
The aftermath of the crash in Mansfield Road
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A driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, driving whilst unfit through drugs and driving without insurance or a licence following a car chase in Blackpool.

The pursuit began at 9.20am when the driver failed to stop for Blackpool north neighbourhood officers who were on a regular patrol in Mansfield Road.

Officers gave chase, the pursuit ending a short while later when the driver lost control and crashed into a lamp post and garden wall.

He was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said the chase had only lasted 'a couple of minutes'.