Man charged with multiple offences after M5 police chase

man charged with multiple offences after m5 police chase - Man charged with multiple offences after M5 police chase

A man has been charged with multiple offences including dangerous driving and assault following a police chase on the M5.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary took part in the chase along the motorway on Monday night (August 5) as they acted on behalf of Staffordshire Police.

A police car then overturned near junction 21 northbound  and an officer was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

A child who was in the car being pursued was uninjured but taken to hospital as a precaution.

Wayne Smith, 27, has been charged with assault, dangerous driving and wilful neglect of a child following the collision.

He has also been charged with false imprisonment and sexual assault of a female in connection with an incident at a house in Tamworth the day before.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: “A 27-year-old man from Tamworth has been charged with a number of offences following an incident at a house in the town overnight on August 4.

“Wayne Smith, of Mile Oak, was charged with false imprisonment and sexual assault of a female. He has also been charged with further alleged offences, which occurred during an incident on August 5 on the M5 near Weston-Super-Mare.

 

“He has been further charged with assault, dangerous driving and wilful neglect of a child.

“He is due to appear before magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre this morning (August 8).”

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