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Man jailed after Chesterfield police chase

Richard Hardy Credit: Derbyshire Police

A man has been jailed for two years following a police chase through Chesterfield in April this year.

Richard Hardy was convicted of five offences:

  • possession with intent to supply a Class A drug
  • driving whilst disqualified
  • using a vehicle without insurance
  • dangerous driving
  • pointing a blade in a public place

On April 5, Hardy of Wren Park Close in Grangewood continued driving his Renault Megane convertible through North Wingfield, Grassmoor and Wingerworth having been asked to stop by our officers.

He eventually came to a stop in Grangewood after crashing into a police car.

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Travel: M1 South Normanton collision

One lane is closed on the northbound M1 carriageway at South Normanton in Derbyshire due to a collision.

Editorial image Credit: Press Association

It happened between junction 28 A38 (Alfreton / Mansfield) and junction 29 A617 / A6175 (Chesterfield / Mansfield) involving a car and a lorry.

Traffic is reported to be coping well.

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