Road closed after ‘police chase’ sports car crashes


by Cristina Olaru

An Audi was badly damaged in a crash which blocked a Leicester city centre street.

Eyewitnesses claim the car was involved in a police chase on Tuesday evening when the driver lost control and crashed into a lamppost at around 6 pm.

The incident happened at the junction of Braunstone Gate and Narborough Road.

Cedars Lebanese Restaurant owner Mark, who was standing in the street smoking at the time, said the Audi, which was being pursued, span out of control and hit the lamppost.

“A piece of the car hit my leg,” he said.

Several police cars were seen surrounding the damaged Audi together with an orange van.

Gabriela, a customer at Cedars said she saw the speeding cars before the crash and she believed one was an unmarked police vehicle.

Leicestershire Police confirmed the case was under investigation but declined to say if anyone had been arrested due to data protection regulations.

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