A stolen car was driven dangerously through a village before crashing into a garden wall, according to police. The four occupants abandoned the Ford Mondeo before officers arrived at the scene, in Heathcote Drive, in Sileby, on Sunday.
Officers said Leicestershire Police received multiple reports of the car being driven dangerously around the village before the crash. Once they examined the car, a Silver Ford Mondeo, it was identified as stolen.
Inquiries are ongoing following the incident, officers from Charnwood police said. They have thanked the local residents who came to assist police at the scene.
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Pc Stu Davis, posting an image of the car on the team’s social media pages, has asked anybody with information about the crash to come forward. One image shows the car on the back of a recovery vehicle, with a damaged front bumper, burst front tyre, and damage to its side, while another photograph shows how the vehicle ploughed into a home’s front garden wall.
Pc Davis wrote: “Following multiple reports of a vehicle being driven dangerously it was involved in a collision on Heathcote Drive. It’s been identified as stolen and enquiries are ongoing. Many thanks to all the residents that came to help.”
Contact Leicestershire Police on 101. Information can also be passed to officers via the Crimestoppers hotline, which is free and anonymous.