Two men held as 4x4 crashes into wall and parked car after police pursuit

Two men were taken to hospital and are now being questioned by police after a crash in Seaham during the early hours of today.

Thursday, 17th January 2019, 15:44 pm
Updated Friday, 18th January 2019, 24:37 am
Seaton Lane in Seaham, where a 4x4 collided with a wall and parked vehicle earlier today.

Durham Constabulary says it was alerted to reports of a vehicle driving in an antisocial manner near the Esso garage in Seaham.

The crash then happened on Seaton Lane at around 3.20am, following a police pursuit contained to the town.

The vehicle, a green Honda 4x4, collided with an unoccupied parked car and a garden wall.

Two men were detained, and both were taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

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Both men remain in custody, and an investigation is ongoing.

A road closure was put in place between Lord Byron’s Walk and the A19 flyover while recovery and clean-up took place.