Police cut free from Cleckheaton crash after collision with wanted car

TWO police officers were taken to hospital this morning following a collision between two cars in Cleckheaton.

TWO police officers were taken to hospital this morning following a collision between two cars in Cleckheaton.

The drama happened in Horncastle Street, Cleckheaton, at 3.10am when a black Audi A3 collided with an unmarked BMW Roads Policing vehicle.

The Audi had failed to stop in Scholes and while in Cleackheaton hit the police car which was searching the area for it at the time. 

Police say the two cars had not been in contact before the crash took place.

The police vehicle was driven into the wall of a building by the crash, injuring a police officer and a special constable inside. 

Both were freed from the vehicle by fire crews from Batley and Cleckheaton and later taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

A 25-year-old Bradford man who was a passenger in the Audi was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary for treatment to a non-life threatening chest injury.

The driver, a 23-year-old Bradford man who was found near the scene, was taken to Pinderfields Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Both men have been arrested in connection with the incident and enquiries remain ongoing.

Anyone who saw the incident or the Audi shortly before the incident took place in Cleckheaton is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police on 101.

 
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