Man arrested after police pursuit through Ifield

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A man has been arrested after police pursued a stolen vehicle through Ifield in the early hours of this morning, the force has said.

Police said a Sussex Police patrol spotted a Seat Ibiza car travelling southbound on the A23 Crawley Avenue, Ifield, at around 3.30am.

The vehicle had been reported stolen from the Greater London area at 2pm the previous day, officers added.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said it failed to stop for the patrol and police pursued the vehicle through Ifield. It was later found abandoned in Andromeda Close, off Gasson Wood Road.

“A police tracker dog was deployed and shortly before 5am the suspect was traced to Aquarius Court and detained,” the spokesman added.

Police said a 24-year-old man from Crawley was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, drink driving and theft of a motor vehicle.

He was further arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified and driving without a licence, officers added.

He currently remains in police custody.

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