Witnesses still sought after police car pursuit crash

POLICE are still calling for witnesses to come forward after a police car crashed while in pursuit of a suspected stolen car.

The marked Vauxhall Astra police car and a silver Seat Exeo hit a garden wall on the corner of Ombersley Road and Cornmeadow Lane, Worcester, at 11.15am on Sunday, May 11.

Both vehicles came to a rest in the front garden of a house at the junction and a 51-year-old woman had to be cut free from the Seat Exeo and was taken to hospital to be checked out for a slight injury.

Sergeant Stuart Allen said: “We want to build up a clear picture of what happened and we would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision or saw either of the vehicles being driven in the moments before it happened.”

The police officer was uninjured.

Anyone with information can call Sgt Allen, on the non emergency number 101 quoting incident number 208s 110514

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12:57pm Mon 19 May 14

Anthony Green says...

Police cars have Crash Data Recorders fitted.
The evidence is avaialble.
Will the Police display this evidence?
Police cars have Crash Data Recorders fitted. The evidence is avaialble. Will the Police display this evidence? Anthony Green
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6:48pm Tue 20 May 14

MikeA says...

Anthony Green wrote:
Police cars have Crash Data Recorders fitted.
The evidence is avaialble.
Will the Police display this evidence?
There are indeed serious and real concerns regarding certain aspects of Policing in this country that even some Chief Constables now accept.

It is also obvious that little has been done to restore public confidence following the Andrew Mitchell affair ("Plebgate") although the Met are testing body cameras.

The IPCC are the guardians of over-complex processes and actually only become involved in the most serious of incidents. Many now accept that major reform is needed although I personally believe it is unlikely to happen.

I have this afternoon sent the following email to West Mercia Police as copied to the Chief Constable and others:

“Dear Sgt 3146 Paul Tyers,

It is obvious from your email that you require some clarification but you have failed to seek any clarification from me. A “huge backlog of emails” is not an acceptable excuse for blatant negligence. Failing to seek needed clarification from a complainant is negligence. It is that simple and should by rights bar you from conducting any kind of investigation, whether criminal or otherwise. Such shameful conduct is wholly unacceptable and especially disgraceful for a Police Officer.

Your role as a Complaints Manager should not be limited to your incident database and guesswork.

It appears from your email that you have not actually listened to the recording between myself and PC Adam Howard for our telephone conversation on the 28th March 2014.

Would you please confirm whether or not you have actually listened to the attached recording?

If you fail to respond within ten days, I shall assume that you have blatantly ignored the evidence as implied by your email.

Thank you.

Regards,”
[quote][p][bold]Anthony Green[/bold] wrote: Police cars have Crash Data Recorders fitted. The evidence is avaialble. Will the Police display this evidence?[/p][/quote]There are indeed serious and real concerns regarding certain aspects of Policing in this country that even some Chief Constables now accept. It is also obvious that little has been done to restore public confidence following the Andrew Mitchell affair ("Plebgate") although the Met are testing body cameras. The IPCC are the guardians of over-complex processes and actually only become involved in the most serious of incidents. Many now accept that major reform is needed although I personally believe it is unlikely to happen. I have this afternoon sent the following email to West Mercia Police as copied to the Chief Constable and others: “Dear Sgt 3146 Paul Tyers, It is obvious from your email that you require some clarification but you have failed to seek any clarification from me. A “huge backlog of emails” is not an acceptable excuse for blatant negligence. Failing to seek needed clarification from a complainant is negligence. It is that simple and should by rights bar you from conducting any kind of investigation, whether criminal or otherwise. Such shameful conduct is wholly unacceptable and especially disgraceful for a Police Officer. Your role as a Complaints Manager should not be limited to your incident database and guesswork. It appears from your email that you have not actually listened to the recording between myself and PC Adam Howard for our telephone conversation on the 28th March 2014. Would you please confirm whether or not you have actually listened to the attached recording? If you fail to respond within ten days, I shall assume that you have blatantly ignored the evidence as implied by your email. Thank you. Regards,” MikeA
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