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Incident of dangerous driving on the M40 near Denham leads to witness appeal by police

| December 14, 2019

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of dangerous driving on the M40 near Denham on Tuesday 10th December 2019.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage to assist in an investigation into an incident of dangerous driving on the M40, near Denham.

At around 8.30pm a silver Ford Focus with the partial registration MFZ9*** was seen to be driving at excess speed near to junction one of the M40. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop for police.

The vehicle was driven the wrong way up the motorway and then the wrong way around roundabouts to evade police. Eventually the vehicle collided with a lorry after which the occupants ran from the vehicle. It was later discovered that the vehicle was displaying false number plates.

Police have arrested a 19 year old man from Slough in connection with the incident. He was arrested on suspicion of :

  • Driving a motor vehicle dangerously.
  • Theft of a motor vehicle.
  • Failing to stop a mechanically propelled vehicle when required by a constable.
  • Using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance.
  • Going equipped for burglary.

The 19 year old man has subsequently been released under investigation.

Investigating officer PC Daniel Ryder of the Pro-active team based at Amersham said: ‘I am appealing for anybody who was driving on the M40 near junction 1 on Tuesday evening who witnessed this incident to make contact with police.

I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the silver Ford Focus colliding with the lorry and any person seen leaving the vehicle.

If you have information, please call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 43190386147.

Alternatively, you can make a report online or call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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