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A driver who tried to escape from officers after he was stopped for suspected drug dealing ended up having his car window smashed and being arrested for drugs offences. 

It happened on Park Grove in Hull around 6pm on Thursday 13 June.

Officers in an unmarked police car had observed the man earlier being involved in a suspected drug deal. 

They followed him until a marked police vehicle arrived in support and he was stopped. 

He then locked himself in his car and tried to drive away, so under powers available to officers under sections 17 and 117 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act a forced entry was made through the window and the car keys were seized. 

The 29-year-old man from Hull was arrested on suspicion of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply. He’s still in custody. 

Over a £1,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine was found and seized. An Audi RS3 car was also recovered.  

Inspector Paul Bennett from Humberside Police’s Proactive Team said: “This was a necessary and proportionate response from officers as this suspect was believed to have been involved in a criminal act and had tried to avoid being arrested. 

“Using the powers available to us, we have not only arrested a man but we’ve also seized an amount of drugs. 

“A high performance vehicle has also been taken off the road which I believe could have been used in further crimes.”

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