Police hunt after high-speed chase

Police car stock image
Police car stock image

A police helicopter and sniffer dogs are hunting for a car driver and their passengers after a high-speed motorway chase.

Officers tried to pull over a Vauxhall Vectra on the M1 southbound, near junction 8, at 1.15pm today (Thursday, March 3).

Police pursued the vehicle into Hemel Hempstead on the A414, where shortly after one passenger bailed out.

Another passenger fled from the vehicle in Rant Meadow before police continued the pursuit.

Another person was detained in Leverstock Green Road before the car was found abandoned.

The search for the other occupants of the vehicle is ongoing – more as we get it.