Vehicle stolen from Littlehampton overturned after A27 police pursuit

The driver of a suspected stolen vehicle was arrested after crashing during an A27 police pursuit this morning (Monday, March 15).

Monday, 15th March 2021, 4:02 pm

According to Sussex Police, officers 'became aware of a suspected stolen vehicle' in Littlehampton shortly after 8.30am.

The vehicle — a white Toyota Yaris — was sighted travelling westbound on the A27 towards Fontwell, police said.

"When police signalled for the vehicle to stop, it failed to do so and a pursuit ensued," a spokesperson said.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw a white Toyota Yaris being driven in the area around that time, is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 197 of 15/03. Photo: Eddie Mitchell

"The car was in collision with a second vehicle on the Portfield roundabout [near Chichester] around 8.45am, which brought it to a stop."

Police confirmed one man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and theft.

He was taken to hospital to be checked over, before being taken into custody.

The spokesperson added: "The member of the public in the second vehicle was not injured.

Police confirmed one man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and theft. Photo: Eddie Mitchell

"Anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw a white Toyota Yaris being driven in the area around that time, is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 197 of 15/03."

There was heavy traffic in the area after the crash. Photo: Eddie Mitchell
The vehicle — a white Toyota Yaris — was stolen from Littlehampton. Photo: Eddie Mitchell