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Investigations are underway following an incident last night (November 8) in which a police car was stolen.

Officers were called to a domestic related incident in Sorbas Road, Turnford at 9.58pm. Upon arrival officers detained a man, who subsequently stole a police car. This resulted in a pursuit in Broxbourne, East Herts and Essex.

At 11.20pm a 33 year old man from Turnford was arrested just north of the Great Amwell roundabout on the A10 northbound where the car was brought to a stop. He was not injured during the incident but was taken to hospital for treatment.

He has since been taken to custody and will be questioned on suspicion of: harassment with fear of violence, aggravated taking of a motor vehicle without consent, escaping lawful custody, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, driving without insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

A number of police cars, including the one stolen, were damaged.

Superintendent Geoff Camp said: “The stolen marked car which had blue lights flashing was driven erratically and at one point was driven southbound on the northbound carriageway of the A10. One driver had to take action to avoid a collision and suffered a minor injury.

“As I am sure you will appreciate a significant number of resources were deployed during the incident with public safety being paramount for officers. Units on the ground were joined by the helicopter in an attempt to bring the vehicle to a safe stop.

“A full investigation to establish the circumstances of what happened is underway and as a matter of course the professional standards unit has been contacted.”

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