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Dramatic CCTV footage shows moment police chase ends with Golf ploughing into used car dealership in Yorkshire

  • CCTV shows moment a VW Golf fleeing the police ploughed into a used car dealership in Huddersfield
  • Hatchback damages £230,000-worth of cars at Enkae Prestige
  • Firm expecting to take a £150,000 hit as a result of the collision

Time 7:40 am, July 25, 2021

This is the shocking moment a high-speed police chase came to a dramatic climax when a suspect crashed into a used car dealership.

Dramatic CCTV footage shows the moment the VW Golf ploughed into vehicles at Enkae Prestige in Huddersfield.

The car can be seen speeding into shot before smashing through a fence and into the dealership.

The Golf then rolls onto its side before police arrive on the scene moments later.

Yorkshire Live reports that the collision damaged an estimated £230,000-worth of brand new German cars that were sat on the forecourt at the time.

Among those to suffer heavy damage was an £80,000 Mercedes C63s AMG, an Audi RS5 worth roughly £72,000 and two Mercedes A45 AMGs valued at £60,000 each.

There was also minor damage to two other vehicles.

James Brown, sales director at the dealership, said the incident was likely to cause the business a £150,000 hit.

He also questioned the police for getting involved in the high speed chase in a built up area.

He said: ‘Those are the cars that you can buy, or even order from a main dealer at the moment, they’re really rare.

‘We’ve got a lot of 21 plate cars at the moment because you can’t get them from main dealers.

‘Because of the pandemic, people aren’t going on holidays and they’re putting money into cars.

‘Business has been buoyant since we opened up again and we’ve doubled in size and pushed hard to invest in new stock, so this is a real blow.

‘It’s probably going to be a £150,000 hit and then we’re going to suffer when they put our insurance up.

‘Just 30 minutes before the accident three of us were all standing exactly in the same spot that the car crashed.

‘It seems a little funny that they were chasing the car so close when half-a-mile up the road it’s countryside, but I guess we’re not to know (all the details).’

West Yorkshire Police has confirmed the occupants of the car were a 42-year-old man and a 31-year-old man.

They were fleeing having been arrested on suspicion of offences of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, failing to provide a specimen, possession of an offensive weapon and drugs offences.

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Jack joined the Car Dealer team in 2021 as a staff writer. He previously worked as a national newspaper journalist for BNPS Press Agency. He has provided news and motoring stories for a number of national publications including The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror.

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