A man has been arrested after a high-speed pursuit between junctions 15 and 13 of the M4 in the early hours of this morning.

Officers were carrying out routine patrols on the westbound carriageway of the motorway at around 4.10am when they were passed by a white Volkswagen Scirocco travelling at excess speed.

The vehicle failed to stop and accelerated, reaching speeds of up to 160mph, but then left the carriageway and crashed into a field.

The driver ran from the car but was located a few minutes later hiding in the field. He had only very minor injuries.

A 28-year-old man from Kent has been arrested on suspicion of failing to provide a specimen of breath, dangerous driving and failing to stop.

He is currently in police custody.


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