Wellingborough cyclist captures police chase ending in arrest

The incident took place on June 11

Friday, 11th June 2021, 5:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 11:38 am

A Wellingborough cyclist has captured the dramatic moment police intercepted a motorist in Northampton Road after a pursuit.

Samuel Shoesmith was about the use the cycle path towards the Wilby Way estate when his on board camera videoed the action.

Two police cars, one unmarked, were seen following a car from the A45 roundabout opposite Sainsbury's.

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The police on the scene - Photo by Samuel Shoesmith
The police on the scene - Photo by Samuel Shoesmith

In the footage a silver car is seen making a turn across Northampton Road, across the pavement and down the shared realm cycle and pedestrian walkway on Thursday, June 11.

He said: "I was quite shocked - my mouth dropped open.

"I had just finished at the gym and was coming down Northampton Road. I was just about to go down that cycle path. It was so sudden I couldn't believe it."

A spokesman for Northants Police said: "A Nissan X Trail [was] spotted on cloned plates in the Wellingborough area on June 10, which following a pursuit was stopped in Northampton Road, Wellingborough, at around 8.45pm.

The car ended up on the public footpath/cycle path - photo Samuel Shoesmith

"A 42-year-old Wellingborough man was charged with theft from a motor vehicle, failing to stop, dangerous driving, driving while unfit through drugs, driving while disqualified, and theft.

"A 29 year old woman from Higham Ferrers was arrested on suspicion of theft."

Police at the scene - Photo Samuel Shoesmith