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Bike rider injured, found with ‘large’ knife after police chase

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A rider was found to be carrying a knife after he injured his leg when his bike hit a wall following a police chase.

The incident happened on January 1 at about 4.55pm after officers ran laser speed checks on Middle Road near Store Lane in Sandys.

A police spokeswoman said a man riding a motorcycle west was “clocked at a high rate of speed”.

She explained: “On seeing police, the subject turned his motorcycle around, began travelling at speed through Overplus Lane and continued in an easterly direction along the railway trail.

“Police engaged emergency equipment and a pursuit ensued.

“The male failed to stop for police, exiting the railway trail at Tribe Road No 5 before continuing east along Middle Road.

“As he approached Barnes Corner, Southampton, the rider lost control of his motorcycle and struck a wall in the opposite lane, before landing in nearby bushes.”

The spokeswoman said: “Officers immediately rendered first aid to the male who sustained a leg injury in the crash.

“While being attended to for his injuries, he was found to be in possession of a large knife.

“He was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

“No police vehicles were involved in the collision.”

Diversions were set up at the junction of South Road and Middle Road as well as Church Bay Road while officers processed the scene.

The spokeswoman added: “Motorists are advised to use South Road until the scene has been cleared.”

Witnesses were asked to contact Sergeant Sean Hassell on 211 or by e-mail at shassell@bps.bm.