Police dog finds suspect hiding in hedge after Queniborough road crash

Police officers attended the incident EMN-190613-133530001
Police officers attended the incident EMN-190613-133530001
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A man who tried to evade officers following a road incident at Queniborough was found hiding in a bush by a police dog.

It happened yesterday eventing (Thursday) at around 7.35pm, when a report was made that a white Volkswagen Golf had left the road and come to rest in a ditch in Ridgemere Lane.

Leicestershire Police said it was reported that the occupants had then tried to set the vehicle on fire before abandoning it and leaving the scene.

Officers were deployed and a dog handler arrested three men – aged 25, 22 and 21 – at the scene.

A subsequent search of the area by PD Riggs then found a fourth man – aged 22 – hiding in a hedge nearby.

All four were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and have since been released under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw a white Volkswagen Golf in the area prior to it occurring, is asked to call 101, quoting 19*333642.