Man arrested after pursuit in Alloa

Published 06 August 2019

A man has been arrested following a vehicle pursuit in Clackmannanshire.

At around 12.55am on Tuesday 6th August, Road Policing Officers indicated for a black Volkswagen Golf to stop at Whins Road, Alloa.

The car failed to stop and made off towards the Gatarry Roundabout, near the Clackmannan Bridge, before taking the first exit towards Dunfermline on the A977.

Police Scotland Dog Handler, PC Andy Inglis was nearby and assisted Road Policing colleagues with the pursuit, eventually locating the Volkswagen abandoned in a wooded area just off the A977.

PD Chase was deployed and quickly led PC Inglis to a nearby area where a 49-year-old was arrested in connection with road traffic offences.

Inspector Andrew Thomson from Forth Valley's Road Policing Unit said: "This arrest was a result of excellent team work by Road Policing Officers and our Dog Unit colleagues.

"Our police dogs provide invaluable support to their human colleagues during search activity and we are very lucky to have such amazing resources at our disposal.

"Well done to PD Chase, PC Inglis and the Road Policing Officers involved in this incident."

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