A Police pursuit through Ruddington this afternoon ended up with the car the officers were following colliding with the gateway at the Churchill Drive end of Manor Park.
It would seem the driver was unaware he would come across a closed gate – which brought the vehicle to an abrupt halt. Eye witnesses saw one person from the crashed car being detained at the scene but another running off. The front bumper of one police car was ripped off during the incident. Police helicopters could then be seen and heard in the skies over Ruddington for around half an hour as they attempted to locate the second occupant.
The incident happened at around 2.30pm – shortly before pupils were due to leave nearby James Peacock Infants School for the day – prompting the school to send THIS text message to parents advising to delay collecting their children until it was declared safe to do so. Later they sent the all-clear. It appears fortunate that the incident happened a short time before dozens of children and adults would have been using that gateway – since the impact of the crash completely destroyed one pillar of the gate and scattered masonry across the road and pavement nearby.
Former Parish Councillor Barbara Breakwell commented: “As an ex-Head myself I know that “lockdown” e.g getting everyone in, if out at play, and keeping children and staff inside a building is a scenario all schools dread having to implement. However Parents/carers can rest assured if such a request is made it isn’t a decision taken lightly. Well done the James Peacock Team!”
Nottinghamshire Police have revealed that they were called to the McDonald’s restaurant in Clifton Lane at 6.40am this morning (Friday 14th June) after a man was stabbed. He had to be taken The Queens Medical Centre for the treatment of “non life-threatening” injuries.
After the car chase this afternoon, officers confirmed that a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, after a vehicle failed to stop on Churchill Drive in Ruddington, and is being questioned in connection with the stabbing.
Police enquiries are ongoing and officers are asking anyone with any information about the incident to call them on 101, quoting incident 125 of 14th June 2019. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.