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Police appeal after driver fails to stop for officers in Charlwood
2:09pm Friday 5th October 2012 in Local News
Police are appealing for help after a driver failed to stop for officers in Charlwood and later abandoned the car, which was found to contain sledge hammers and crowbars.
The car, a white Vauxhall Insignia, was found abandoned at Stanhill Hotel, Charlwood, after its driver ignored the police's attempts to stop it.
The officers had noticed the car being driven in suspicious circumstances south-bound on the A23 in Horley at about 3.50am on Wednesday (October 3).
They attempted to stop the car, but the driver carried on travelling along Russ Hill and Partridge Lane.
When the Vauxhall was found, a number of items including sledge hammers and crowbars, believed to be involved in, or have been used in crime, were discovered inside it.
Investigating Officer Detective Constable Chris Garner, said: "The manner in which the vehicle was being driven caused the patrolling officers concern, and they attempted to stop it, but the driver refused to do so.”
Det Con Garner said: "The car was later found abandoned and items which could be used in serious crime were found inside. "I would appeal to anyone who has information surrounding this incident, or who knows those involved, to contact Surrey Police or Crimestoppers anonymously.” Anyone with information is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference MV/12/3936.
Alternatively, people can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.