Police arrested the passenger of a suspected stolen car after he fell “neck-deep” into a slurry pit in recent weeks.
The male was one of two arrested after the driver failed to stop for police on the A259 near Hooe, East Sussex.
The Suzuki Vitara narrowly missed hitting another vehicle in a head-on collision. Furthermore, the Suzuki Vitara then narrowly missed hitting a blue BMW being driven in the opposite direction. Police eventually stopped the vehicle six miles away.
The 24-year-old male passenger fled from the scene by cutting through a farm, where he was arrested. He was detained on suspicion of being carried in a vehicle without the owner’s consent and possession with intent to supply cannabis.
Also, officers arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of driving while disqualified, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, failing to stop and possession with intent to supply cannabis.
Sussex Police issued a brief statement and image on social media following the car chase.
“This passenger of a stolen car thought he could get away, but it turned out not to be his lucky day. Eager to evade and fleeing in a hurry, the suspect was eventually arrested, neck-deep in a pit of slurry.”
“Thanks to determined officers, a rescue ensued, and they all ended up safe, but covered in cow poo.”
The pair have been released on bail until December 24th for further enquiries.