A 31-year-old man from Andover has been arrested after a pursuit through Salisbury.

Wiltshire Police officers were involved in the pursuit of a car on Saturday night (January 8).

At around 11.30pm, officers spotted a car driving the wrong way down Brown Street in Salisbury.

The vehicle failed to stop for police, and a pursuit took place through the city centre, along the A30, the A36, then on to the A345 towards Amesbury.

The driver lost control of the car, and collided with another car in Castle Road (A345), at the junction with Paul's Dene Road.

The driver then ran away in the direction of the nearby Hudson's Field.

A dog handler attended the scene and a police dog tracked to a man who was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving whilst unfit through drugs, drink driving, failing to stop for police, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

He was taken to custody and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Fire crews from the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service attended Castle Road at 11.45pm, to assist the police in making the scene safe.

There were no reported injuries from the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54220002401. 

Alternatively, witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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