Teenagers crash car into a wall in Shoreham

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a group of teenagers crashed a car into a wall in Shoreham and then ran off.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a group of teenagers crashed a car into a wall in Shoreham and then ran off.

On Thursday, September 19 at 4.30pm police found a red Ford Ka being driven without insurance in Middle Road.

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The driver refused to stop for police and was followed into Hammy Road, Williams Road, Wilmot Road and then Parklands.

The car mounted the pavement at Parklands, drove over the grass, crashed into a black Vauxhall Astra and then a garden wall.

Five men all from Shoreham between the ages of 15 and 17 were arrested and questioned.

A 15 year-old and a 17 year-old were questioned on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent, dangerous driving, possession of cannabis, driving without insurance and failing to stop.

Two 15 year-olds and an 18 year-old were questioned on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and failing to stop.

They have all been released on bail until October 7.

PC Claire Saunders said: “We urgently need to find out who the Ford belongs to and where it has been driven.

“We believe it has been used in the Shoreham area in recent weeks and are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen it being used.

“We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard it being driven in the moments before it crashed in Williams Road or those inside it escaping.”

The vehicle registration number is BK02 FXR and police are trying to trace the owner.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1076 of 19 September or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.