Driver leaves three-year-old child in car after fleeing crash in Leeds

The A643 in Holbeck
The A643 in Holbeck
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A driver who fled police in Leeds crashed his car and left a toddler in the back as he ran away from the scene.

Officers were shocked to discover the three-year-old child in the car after the pursuit, which began on Chapeltown Road and ended on the A643 in Holbeck, close to junction 2 of the M621, on Wednesday.

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The driver failed to stop for police crashing into two cars. He was caught and detained soon after fleeing the vehicle.

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The child and the occupants of the two other vehicles were unhurt.

The 32-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of multiple offences.

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West Yorkshire Police had been pursuing the Ford Fiesta ST in the centre of Leeds on Wednesday afternoon.