Police give update after man is arrested following BMW's roundabout smash off A19

Police investigating a crash involving a BMW believed to have been taken from outside a Sunderland house following a domestic incident have issued an update into the inquiry.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 11:40 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 11:47 am

Northumbria Police arrested a 20-year-old man in the early hours of yesterday, Tuesday, April 13, in the wake of a collision with the roundabout which links the A19 interchange at Murton with the A182 leading to Dawdon.

The force has today said the man, who was taken to hospital by the North East Ambulance Service for treatment for non-life threatening injuries, has now been released on police bail as the investigations continue.

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The collision happened at the roundabout between the A182 and A19 interchange near Murton and Cold Hesledon. Image copyright of Google.

Police said the report of the missing vehicle was made at 4.20am following a disturbance at a property and officers spotted the BMW a short time later travelling on the A19 from East Herrington.

They signalled for the vehicle to stop, but drove off at high speed before colliding with the roundabout at the top of the slip road from the southbound carriageway of the A19.

Anyone with information which could help inquiries can contact police via 101 or pass on details via the Tell Us Something page of the force’s website.

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