A DRIVER put children at risk speeding through Maltby before hitting a gate and escaping.
Police had been chasing the Volvo V50, which failed to stop for officers on Monday (13) afternoon.
A spokesman said: “The vehicle already had accident damage and continued to drive at speed despite obvious damage to its steering and tyres.
“As our officers are trained to constantly and dynamically risk assess all pursuits, we abandoned the pursuit when the Volvo entered a housing estate. Children and families were on the street and clearly heightened the risk.
“Criminals have no such moral compass and this Volvo was found a short while later embedded into a gate post on Norwood Avenue, Maltby.”
Police appealed for information, saying the driver was thought to have been collected by another vehicles.
Anyone with information is urged to ring 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting incident 557 of May 13.
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