One arrested after driver flees car after trail of destruction

One person has been arrested after a car left a trail of destruction in Blackpool overnight.

Monday, 26th September 2016, 8:54 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:30 pm
The Beetle's driver fled the scene. The police made an arrest nearby.

Police were called to Lytham Road, close to the junction with Bloomfield Road, after a silver VW Beetle demolished a phonebox and smashed into a traffic light.

Officers found the car to be empty after the driver fled the crash, but arrested somebody nearby on suspicion of a slew of offences.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police was unable to immediately find any further details on the crash, including what time it happened or the specifics of the arrest, but pictures taken at the scene at around 2.20am clearly show the damage caused.

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The Beetle flattened a phonebox before smashing into a traffic light, leaving it hanging down

Glass and debris – including the car’s windscreen wipers – were left scattered across the junction after the badly-damaged Beetle ploughed into the street furniture.

And the phonebox was left almost unrecognisable, with the traffic light at a 45 degree angle.

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Before the crash, as seen on Google Streetview
The Beetle flattened a phonebox before smashing into a traffic light, leaving it hanging down
Before the crash, as seen on Google Streetview