Police give update on Whitemare Pool incident: Three people arrested released under investigation after BMW and van collision

Two men and a woman arrested after a BMW crashed into a van near the Whitemare Pool roundabout on Good Friday have been released under investigation.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 10:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 11:05 am

The three were arrested after a crash on the A184 on April 2, and Northumbria Police have now confirmed they have been released under investigation.

Today, April 6, police have confirmed that the trio have been released under investigation and said that enquiries into the collision are ongoing.

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Police at the slip road from the A184 to the A194 Leam Lane at Whitemare Pool roundabout on Good Friday, April 2.

Police were called to a report that a blue flatbed-type van had been followed by a black BMW as it travelled towards the A184.

The occupant of the BMW then collided with the van at the traffic lights on the A184 slip road at Whitemare Pool and caused significant damage to the back window of the vehicle, before fleeing the scene.

Police said that all parties involved are believed to be known to each other and there is no risk to the wider public.

The eastbound slip road from the A184 onto the A194 on Saturday, April 3.

Detective Chief Inspector Sharon Chatterton from Northumbria Police's Crime department is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

She said: "This incident took place on a busy road and we have already spoken to a number of witnesses but we are still keen to speak to anyone else who thinks they might have information, or dash cam footage from the area which can assist our enquiries.

"Thankfully the driver of the van was not injured in any way and our officers remain in the local area to carry out their enquiries and reassurance patrols, and anyone with information is encouraged to speak with them as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 and quoting log 195 020421.

Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers anonymously with information on 0800 555 111.

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