Three people arrested after BMW crashes into van at Whitemare Pool on Good Friday

Three people have been arrested after a BMW crashed into a van near the Whitemare Pool roundabout on Good Friday.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 9:27 am
Updated Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 2:18 pm

Police were called at around 8.45am on April 2 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. No one was injured in the incident.

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Police at the slip road from the A184 to the A194 Leam Lane at White Mare Pool roundabout.

An investigation into the circumstances leading up to this incident is ongoing and two men, aged 32 and 31, and a 30-year-old woman have been arrested and remain in police custody at this time.

All parties involved are believed to be known to each other and there is no risk to the wider public at this time.

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

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.

The road was cordoned off for most of Friday, April 2.

"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 by calling 101 quoting log 195 020421.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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