Police led on 11-mile pursuit through New Forest

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Police forced the car to stop by boxing it in (picture: Hampshire police)

A MOTORIST was arrested following a dramatic police pursuit through the New Forest which ended with a car being surrounded by patrol vehicles.


The incident unfolded after a Vauxhall Vivaro failed to stop when flagged down by officers after arousing suspicions as it was driven near Alexandra Road in Fordingbridge around 11.15pm on New Year’s Eve.

A National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter swept the area as officers continued efforts to pull over the fleeing Vauxhall.

The car was eventually stopped at the Cadnam roundabout – about 11 miles away – where patrol vehicles on either side boxed it in.

A 34-year-old man from Godshill was detained on suspicion of drug-driving and failing to stop for police. He was later released under investigation.