12-year-old crashes car after police chase


12-year-old crashes car after police chase

A 12-year-old boy has led police on a high-speed chase around Dundee.

Seven police cars were involved in the Pursuit of a stolen Peugeot 206, which only ended after it crashed into another vehicle.

The pubescent tearaway was treated at the scene by paramedics, before being charged by police for a number of offences, including the theft of the Peugeot, which belonged to his uncle.

A number of police vehicles, including motorbikes and dog-handler vans, were involved in the pursuit, after the boy's mother raised the alarm.

She has since admitted that her son is out of control, having previously been excluded from his school.

The chase was brought to an abrupt end when the youth lost control of the hatchback, despite only being followed at a distance by police who weren't using their emergency lights or sirens.

The boy attempted to restart the car and make his getaway, but was apprehended by officers.

Describing the incident to the Daily Record, the boy's mum said: "We were looking after his uncle's car which was parked in the driveway.

"My lad must have got hold of the keys because I caught him sitting in the driver's seat, starting the engine and turning it off again. But when I told him to get out, he reversed it down the drive and drove off.

"I couldn't believe it. I have absolutely no idea how or where he learned to drive. It's not the sort of thing you teach a 12-year-old."

She continued: "We've taken his computer and games off him so I hope he'll learn his lesson."

A police spokesman said: "We received a report of a vehicle being taken at about 10.13am on Thursday. The car was subsequently involved in a minor collision with another vehicle in Strathmartine Road.

"A 12-year-old boy is assisting with inquiries."