A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving in connection with a police pursuit in Bicester.

The arrest comes after residents saw a large police presence in the Oxfordshire town on Tuesday afternoon (January 10).

People claim to have seen mounted police horses by Somerville Drive as well as several police vehicles and a helicopter.

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Others allege to have seen police vehicles involved in a chase heading towards the town from the M40.

Police have since confirmed the incident was the result of a police pursuit which started in the West Midlands. 

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “A man in his 20s was arrested in Bicester on suspicion of dangerous driving and failure to stop.

“He was released on bail while investigations continue.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

Get in touch with her by emailing: gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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