Suspected car thief tries to escape police and falls into trench of manure

A suspected car thief was entangled in it while trying to escape from the police and fell into a dung pit.

The unfortunate runaway gave chase, then fled on foot, but ended up in the gully of farm dung and was arrested neck-deep in cow dung.

He was one of two men who were arrested after the driver failed to stop in front of the police and narrowly hit another car in a head-on collision while driving away.

The Suzuki Vitara took off from the police on the A259 near Hooe, East Sussex, and was chased at high speed.

It then just missed a blue BMW driving in the opposite direction just after 1pm last Saturday (November 28).

The suspects eventually pulled into Wartling about ten kilometers away and officers gave chase.

The 24-year-old passenger tried to run away from the police by cutting through a farm after getting out of the stolen vehicle and fleeing.

But he slipped and ended up in the dung pit.

Officers today (Wed) posted a photo on social media of the suspected passenger in the car who is being held in handcuffs, covered in feces and with his sweatpants down.

Sussex police joked in the Facebook post that it was “not his lucky day”.

Police say no one was injured in the incident.

A spokesman said: “This passenger of a stolen car thought he could escape, but it turned out not to be his lucky day.

Eager to evade and hastily flee, the suspect was eventually arrested, neck deep in a well with slurry.

“Thanks to determined officers, a rescue ensued, and they all ended up safe, but covered in cow shit.”

They arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of driving while disqualified, taking a vehicle without the owner’s permission, failing to stop, and possessing it with the intention of supplying cannabis.

The 24-year-old was detained on suspicion of being transported in a vehicle without the owner’s consent and in possession with intent to supply cannabis.

Both men arrested have now been released on bail until Dec. 24, while further investigations are underway, Sussex police said.

They call on the driver of the blue BMW or someone who can assist with the investigation to come up with information.

PC Scott Franklin-Lester of Sussex Police said: “We would like to speak to the driver of a blue BMW who was hit almost head-on with the vehicle in the direction of Hooe and would like all drivers to have dashcam footage of the incident. to come forward. “