UPDATED: Car hits lamp post following police pursuit

A ‘HIGH speed’ police pursuit took place through the streets of Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses described the scene along Christchurch Road in Boscombe like ‘something out of a film’ after a red Honda Civic rushed past a queue of traffic swiftly followed by several police vehicles.

The Honda ended up crashing into a lamppost in Adeline Road. No one was injured.

Stuart Trump from Lytchett Matravers was in his vehicle in a queue of traffic when he saw the cars zoom past them.

“I suddenly saw all these flashing lights and then in a matter of seconds a red Honda came up the outside.

“He must have been doing 70-80mph and right behind him were two police cars, a BMW estate and a 4x4 followed by a white van.

“As we came back round past the Sovereign Centre, we saw the flashing blue lights and the car in a lamppost.”

A police spokesperson would only confirm the incident had taken place around 2.20pm. No other information was available.

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4:20pm Sat 23 Feb 13

madras says...

following a short police pursuit, or during a short police pursuit?
following a short police pursuit, or during a short police pursuit? madras
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4:29pm Sat 23 Feb 13

politicaltrainspotter says...

Just another day in Boscombe.
Just another day in Boscombe. politicaltrainspotter
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5:24pm Sat 23 Feb 13

djd says...

Was the lamp post OK ??
Was the lamp post OK ?? djd
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6:15pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Lucky Rich says...

Where are the tall police when you need them.?
Where are the tall police when you need them.? Lucky Rich
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6:59pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Tripod says...

I thought there were minimum height restrictions for Police Officers; maybe they now pay by the foot (or metre) and are trying to save money.
I thought there were minimum height restrictions for Police Officers; maybe they now pay by the foot (or metre) and are trying to save money. Tripod
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8:11pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Isosceles says...

One would have thought that by now, Echo staff would have realized that readers will pick up apparent errors in articles published on this website and then they would take more care and check them before entering them on to the website page on their computer and subsequently uploading to the live site.
The downside is that the articles would need to be both spell-checked and proof-read (neither of which is difficult, even octogenarians can do these processes) but it might take a little time, especially as staff might be very, very busy on a Saturday afternoon getting Monday's paper ready.
One would have thought that by now, Echo staff would have realized that readers will pick up apparent errors in articles published on this website and then they would take more care and check them before entering them on to the website page on their computer and subsequently uploading to the live site. The downside is that the articles would need to be both spell-checked and proof-read (neither of which is difficult, even octogenarians can do these processes) but it might take a little time, especially as staff might be very, very busy on a Saturday afternoon getting Monday's paper ready. Isosceles
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9:17pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Bournemouth2014 says...

Still breaking news.... they removed all the excellent comments that were on here earlier! I love this website purley for the top stories like this!!
Still breaking news.... they removed all the excellent comments that were on here earlier! I love this website purley for the top stories like this!! Bournemouth2014
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9:19pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Bournemouth2014 says...

*purely* typo ;-)
*purely* typo ;-) Bournemouth2014
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11:08pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Yankee1 says...

madras wrote:
following a short police pursuit, or during a short police pursuit?
I suppose the police chase ended the moment the car crashed.

Another Saturday night in Boscombe.
[quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: following a short police pursuit, or during a short police pursuit?[/p][/quote]I suppose the police chase ended the moment the car crashed. Another Saturday night in Boscombe. Yankee1
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11:17pm Sat 23 Feb 13

cycletourer says...

djd wrote:
Was the lamp post OK ??
The lampost was charged with breaking and entering a vehicle.Couldnt have been the drivers fault in Boscombe too high on alcohol and drugs to know what he/she was doing.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: Was the lamp post OK ??[/p][/quote]The lampost was charged with breaking and entering a vehicle.Couldnt have been the drivers fault in Boscombe too high on alcohol and drugs to know what he/she was doing. cycletourer
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7:08am Sun 24 Feb 13

EGHH says...

Yankee1 wrote:
madras wrote:
following a short police pursuit, or during a short police pursuit?
I suppose the police chase ended the moment the car crashed.

Another Saturday night in Boscombe.
It was in the afternoon.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: following a short police pursuit, or during a short police pursuit?[/p][/quote]I suppose the police chase ended the moment the car crashed. Another Saturday night in Boscombe.[/p][/quote]It was in the afternoon. EGHH
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8:11am Sun 24 Feb 13

Lord Spring says...

They may be short police but I have heard their arms are long.

Did Jeremy Clarksons conscripts get the taste for driving and escape into Boscombe .
They may be short police but I have heard their arms are long. Did Jeremy Clarksons conscripts get the taste for driving and escape into Boscombe . Lord Spring
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9:09am Sun 24 Feb 13

nosuchluck54 says...

Isosceles wrote:
One would have thought that by now, Echo staff would have realized that readers will pick up apparent errors in articles published on this website and then they would take more care and check them before entering them on to the website page on their computer and subsequently uploading to the live site.
The downside is that the articles would need to be both spell-checked and proof-read (neither of which is difficult, even octogenarians can do these processes) but it might take a little time, especially as staff might be very, very busy on a Saturday afternoon getting Monday's paper ready.
It is well known by now that the Echo publication matches the average Bournemouth residents requirements almost comic strip and attracts mundane comments such as mine and yours that includes the usual littering of non punctuation and incorrect spelling and grandma but what else would you be doing on a Saturday evening but moaning
[quote][p][bold]Isosceles[/bold] wrote: One would have thought that by now, Echo staff would have realized that readers will pick up apparent errors in articles published on this website and then they would take more care and check them before entering them on to the website page on their computer and subsequently uploading to the live site. The downside is that the articles would need to be both spell-checked and proof-read (neither of which is difficult, even octogenarians can do these processes) but it might take a little time, especially as staff might be very, very busy on a Saturday afternoon getting Monday's paper ready.[/p][/quote]It is well known by now that the Echo publication matches the average Bournemouth residents requirements almost comic strip and attracts mundane comments such as mine and yours that includes the usual littering of non punctuation and incorrect spelling and grandma but what else would you be doing on a Saturday evening but moaning nosuchluck54
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11:39am Sun 24 Feb 13

Isosceles says...

nosuchluck54 says "what else would you be doing on a Saturday evening but moaning"
Well theres nowt that I want to watch on the idiots lantern so a book is the only alternative to checking to see if I have won enough to live a life of ease away from it all and amusing myself with the various ways that the OHEC staff can mangle English (:o))
nosuchluck54 says "what else would you be doing on a Saturday evening but moaning" Well theres nowt that I want to watch on the idiots lantern so a book is the only alternative to checking to see if I have won enough to live a life of ease away from it all and amusing myself with the various ways that the OHEC staff can mangle English (:o)) Isosceles
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3:17pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Lucky Rich says...

Isosceles says...
11:39am Sun 24 Feb 13
Well theres nowt that I want to watch on the idiots lantern ,

That made me smile.......:-) :-)..see it is worth reading comments.
Isosceles says... 11:39am Sun 24 Feb 13 Well theres nowt that I want to watch on the idiots lantern , That made me smile.......:-) :-)..see it is worth reading comments. Lucky Rich
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11:34pm Sun 24 Feb 13

guisselle says...

Where's inspector Morse when you
need him! He's not even on the TV
anymore.
Where's inspector Morse when you need him! He's not even on the TV anymore. guisselle
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10:22pm Mon 25 Feb 13

spooki says...

Why did some muppet choose a Saturday afternoon to have a car chase? (when I say 'muppet' I mean the Honda driver). Perhaps one of the busiest days of the week? Don't worry about anyone else's safety, you just go about your crazy business! I like how there's no info on the guy in the Honda. Poor lamp post.
Why did some muppet choose a Saturday afternoon to have a car chase? (when I say 'muppet' I mean the Honda driver). Perhaps one of the busiest days of the week? Don't worry about anyone else's safety, you just go about your crazy business! I like how there's no info on the guy in the Honda. Poor lamp post. spooki
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