Fleeing driver gives up when police deploy stinger in Warwick

Officers said they stopped the Vauxhall Astra after they received information that the vehicle was being used by someone wanted on recall to prison

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 12:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 1:29 pm

Police deployed a stinger in Warwick town centre to help stop a vehicle.

OPU Warwickshire posted about the incident on their Facebook page earlier today (March 16).

Officers said they stopped the Vauxhall Astra after they received information that the vehicle was being used by someone wanted on recall to prison.

Police stopped the vehicle in Warwick town centre. Photo by OPU Warwickshire

Police used a preemptive stinger deployment and box tactic to stop the vehicle on Friars Street junction of Bowling Green Street.

The post by OPU Warwickshire said: "The driver stopped before the stinger device and gave up. Checks revealed the driver was not the Wanted Person we were looking for however the driver had no insurance to drive the vehicle.

"Driver reported for no Insurance and the vehicle seized."