Suspected drug dealer ran from officers across Calderdale moorland after police car chase

Police officers are appealing for witnesses to a car chase which ended with a foot pursuit over Calderdale moorland.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 9:02 am
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2021, 10:07 am

At a 11am on March 30 a silver Vauxhall Astra failed to stop for officers and was pursued along the A58 from Littleborough to Rochdale Road at the junction with Blue Ball Road at Ripponden. The driver lost control and crashed into a wall.

The passenger was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class B drug.

The driver ran off over the moorland where officers chased them on foot for over two miles over Manshead End through moorland grass, heather and bog to Blackstone Edge Road at the junction with Sykes Gate where he was intercepted.

Two pepole were arrested by police (Picture West Yorkshire Police)
Two pepole were arrested by police (Picture West Yorkshire Police)

The driver was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, dangerous driving and possession with intent to supply a class B drug.

Both driver and passenger have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.