Fire extinguisher thrown at police during M1 pursuit

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A fire extinguisher was hurled at police officers during a pursuit on the M1 near Chesterfield.

Officers from the Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit received reports of a Mazda which had allegedly been involved in a theft of tools in the town.

According to the police unit, the car failed to stop when signalled to do so.

As the car sped away, the occupants threw a fire extinguisher at the pursing officers.

The getaway car was later found abandoned. The occupants remain on the run.

In a tweet, the police unit wrote: "M1 Junction 29 to Junction 31. Mazda 3 MPS involved in theft of tools in Chesterfield, immediately fails to stop.

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"Pursuit into South Yorkshie Police Operations during which occupants throw fire extinguisher out at Derbyshire's Road Crime Unit.

"Abandoned, occupants not found despite Nottinghamshire police dogs efforts #crime #OpSublime."

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