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Two men seriously injured in crash after police chase

The car crashed into a DFS store leaving the two men with serious injuries. Credit: ITV Central

Two men have suffered life-threatening injuries after crashing into a furniture store following a police chase.

Officers had been pursuing a white Volkswagen until the crash at about 3.45am on Friday (24 May).

The two me were thrown from the vehicle when it crashed into the front of a DFS store in Longford Island in Cannock.

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The car had been travelling on the A5 from Lichfield to Cannock when the police chase began. The police car was not involved in the collision.

Police say commuters will face disruption as road closures will be in place in the A5 area while the investigation continues.

The incident is being investigated by The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). IOPC Regional Director Derrick Campbell said:

Our thoughts are with all those affected by this incident including the emergency services involved.

We sent investigators to the scene and have begun to gather evidence, such as CCTV footage and statements from the officers involved, to help us get an early picture of what has happened.

At this early stage there is no evidence to suggest that there was contact between the vehicles, but our investigation is still in progress.

– Derrick Campbell, IOPC Regional Director