Thieves drove the wrong way on a motorway with three deflated tyres during a police chase near Warwick and Leamington

The offenders abandoned the vehicle and fled before police could catch them

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 9:27 am

Thieves drove the wrong way on a motorway with three deflated tyres during a police chase near Warwick and Leamington.

The offenders abandoned the vehicle and fled before police could catch them.

The drama started when the car was reported stolen in a car key burglary in the south Warwickshire area.

Thieves drove the wrong way on the M40 with three deflated tyres during a police chase near Warwick and Leamington. Photo by OPU Warwickshire.

A police spokesperson said: "Within 10 minutes it was sighted on the A429 where it was pre-emptively stung, deflating 3/4 tyres.

"The vehicle then drove the wrong way on the M40 before the occupant(s) abandoned the vehicle and made off.

"The vehicle has been forensically recovered and enquiries are ongoing."

Anyone with any information can call Warwickshire Police on 101.

Thieves drove the wrong way on the M40 with three deflated tyres during a police chase near Warwick and Leamington. Photo by OPU Warwickshire.