Police arrest two men after stolen car crashes into signpost in Forest Town

Two men were arrested after police officers followed a stolen car in Forest Town during the early hours of this morning (December 30).

Monday, 30th December 2019, 12:26 pm

After spotting a car being driven ‘erratically’ shortly after midnight, officers followed it but it failed to stop.

About a minute later, the car crashed into a signpost on Sandlands Way.

Officers swiftly detained two occupants at the scene.

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Sandlands Way

Enquiries established that the car had been stolen from Derbyshire and was displaying false plates.

An imitation firearm was also recovered from the driver's side footwell.

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol, possession of an imitation firearm, theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and failing to stop.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm and theft of a motor vehicle.

Both men remain in police custody.