Man charged following high speed chase

A 29-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences relating to a police pursuit which took place last 9 May.

Simon Julio Newball, of George Town, is due to appear before the courts today to face the following charges:

• Driving with no licence

• Driving with no insurance

• Driving with an expired registration

• Driving with no certificate of road worthiness

• Dangerous driving in relation to speed

• Driving in a dangerous manner

• Failing to comply with police signals

• Failing to comply with traffic signals

These charges follow the incident which began at around 2pm when an RCIPS Ford Explorer attempted to pull over a Blue Honda Civic on Walkers Road.

According to a RCIPS press release, the vehicle failed to comply and a pursuit followed which lasted between under 10 minutes.

The Honda Civic led the Explorer along Walkers Road, through Windsor Park and onto Outpost Street along Fair Banks Road and Bobby Thompson Way and onto Linford Pearson Highway. He then took Crewe Road back along to the junction of Smith Road and Holder Avenue (next to the Cricket Pitch) where the collision occurred involving a third vehicle.

Following the collision, the Honda Civic fled the scene and the pursuit ended.

Further enquiries then led officers to a location in East End where the suspect was arrested.

An investigation into the circumstances of the collision and the pursuit is in progress. At this time there is nothing to suggest that police pursuit policy was broken at any point, the release said.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Inspector Adrian Barnett on 946-6254.

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