Driver of stolen Mercedes leads police on high speed chase through Blackburn

The car was seized
The car was seized

The driver of a stolen Mercedes-Benz led police on a high speed chase through Blackburn.

Spotting an opportunity to sting the vehicle, officers were able to reduce the car's speed but the driver managed to get away, leaving the Mercedes abandoned.

Last night, (Thursday October 6), police seized the vehicle and will now carry out forensic examinations to see if they can determine who the driver was.

A police spokesperson said: "Stolen Mercedes spotted by HZ33 in Blackburn at high speed.

"HO30 excellent ‘sting’ to reduce speeds.

"Vehicle found abandoned short time later

"Seized with great forensic opportunities."