Wanted man caught after police chase in Sunderland

A wanted man has been caught by police following a foot chase in Sunderland.

Sunday, 8th April 2018, 7:10 pm
Updated Sunday, 8th April 2018, 7:16 pm
Police chased a man on foot on the coast to coast path off Wessington Way in Sunderland. Pic by Google Maps.

Around 14 Northumbria Police officers were called to what is known as the coast to coast footpath near Wessington Way at 4.46pm.

Officers embarked on a 15 minute chase on foot to catch the man who is wanted for a number of offences.

Police managed to detain the man at 5.03pm and he is now in police custody.

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Force operations manager Chief Inspector Colin Lowther said: “Police have detained a male following a foot chase.

“He was wanted for a number of offences.

“He is now in police custody.”