Phone lines disrupted in 'fail to stop' crash

A police car by a hit tree
Thames Valley Police said officers were conducting rural patrols in Wing when they saw a car being driven suspiciously

Telephone services in a village were disrupted after a vehicle which failed to stop for police crashed into a field and struck a power line.

Thames Valley Police said officers from its neighbourhood policing team had been carrying out targeted burglary patrols in the area of Wing, on the Buckinghamshire-Bedfordshire border near Leighton Buzzard on Saturday.

The nearby village of Mursley was affected by the outage.

The force reported that the vehicle was being driven suspiciously, and was found to have no insurance.

The driver failed to stop and eventually crashed into a field.

Two uninjured people were detained after they tried to flee the scene, the force added.

Repairs were later made to the phone line and inquiries are ongoing.

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