Search for armed driver who smashed into cars during Dudley police chase

Police are hunting a driver who sped through Dudley smashing into parked vehicles before dumping the car with a gun inside.

The damage caused to the shop window in Dudley
The damage caused to the shop window in Dudley

The suspect led police on a chase through the town centre at the wheel of a Peugeot.

It crashed into a number of vehicles and mounted a pavement, hitting a mobility scooter and sending it smashing through the front of David’s Cave..

Officers later traced the car to St James Road where it was found to have a firearm inside.

David Dils, manager of shop David’s Cave in Wolverhampton Street, said the car crash “shook up volunteers in the shop”.

He said: “The car that was being chased mounted the pavement and crashed into a mobility scooter which pushed it into my shop window.

“The scooter is completely written off and it’s caused about £2,000 of damage to my window, but luckily no one was hurt.

"Several parked cars were also damaged in the chase.

"It shook up my volunteers, especially the gentleman that owned the scooter, he hadn’t quite finished paying for it yet.

"The thing that I keep telling everybody is yes the window is broken, yes the mobility scooter is ruined but no one was on the path or on the scooter and no one was hurt.

“My window is all boarded up now and it looks like I’m closed.”

Police said inquiries are ongoing and no one has yet been arrested over the incident.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “A Peugeot being pursued by officers struck an unattended mobility scooter in Wolverhampton Street, Dudley, around 12.20pm on Saturday.

“The scooter was knocked into the window of a shop. No-one was injured.”

Anyone with information which could help police with their inquiries is asked to call 101.

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