Balaclava, pickaxe handle and car to be forensically examined after police chase in Rotherham

A car is to be forensically examined along with a balaclava and pickaxe handle left behind when a motorist fled after a police chase in Rotherham.

Police officers patrolling Kilnhurst started following a Volkswagen Polo after they spotted it being driven ‘erratically’ last night.

A car is to be forensically examined after a police chase in Rotherham

A car is to be forensically examined after a police chase in Rotherham

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Checks revealed that the car had no insurance, MOT or tax.

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The driver of the car failed to stop for officers, sparking a short police pursuit.

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South Yorkshire Police said the crook ‘made good their escape through a maze of gardens’ but the car was seized and is to be forensically examined.

A balaclava and a pickaxe handle in the car are also to be examined.