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Police cars crash chasing Bentley

Crashed Bentley
The three occupants of the Bentley suffered minor injuries, police said.

Five police officers were injured when three patrol cars crashed while chasing a stolen luxury car in Hampshire.

Police were pursuing a Bentley, stolen on Monday night in a burglary in Parsonage Barn Lane, Ringwood.

The Bentley crashed at 0235 BST on the A35 four miles away at Bransgore, injuring three occupants.

The first police car was hit by debris while the second collided with the first, sustaining minor damage. The third car was seriously damaged.

The five officers sustained minor injuries but did not need hospital treatment.

Crashed police car
Three police cars were involved in the collision on the A35

The occupants of the 80,000 Bentley Continental GT, two girls aged 17 and a 15-year-old boy, were taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

Police said the Bentley had failed to stop after being seen on the A35 following reports of the burglary.

Road closures remained in place at 0700 BST.

The three youths inside the Bentley have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and were expected to be questioned later on Tuesday.

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