Suspects jump into river in Durham city during police chase

Police said two suspects entered the River Wear in Durham city. Credit: Google Maps

Two suspects jumped into a river as they were chased by police in Durham.

Police were alerted to a suspected stolen vehicle on the A690, near West Rainton, at 8:40am on Thursday 30 June.

Officers pursued the vehicle onto Claypath, in Durham city, where the three people inside fled - with two jumping into the River Wear.

Durham Constabulary said three men have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody.

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