A POLICE car involved in a crash in Worcester was in pursuit of a suspected stolen car when the accident happened.

We have already reported how a marked police car, on blue lights and sirens, smashed into a garden wall on the corner of Ombersley Road and Cornmeadow Lane in Worcester on Sunday morning.

A 51-year-old woman had to be cut from her Seat Exeo while Ombersley Road was closed for several hours and diversions in place following the crash at 11.15am. The wall is badly damaged and there was still debris including broken glass on the pavement today (Monday)

Supt Mark Travis tweeted on Monday: "A police vehicle was involved in a two vehicle collision yesterday. Both drivers were shaken but are OK. An investigation is underway.

"The police vehicle was searching for a stolen car that was stopped a short time later." The occupiers of the house where the wall was damaged were unavailable for comment yesterday but a neighbour described them as an older couple.

One neighbour who lives on Ombersley Road at the junction was in bed when he heard the crash.

He said: "It was a double impact. It was like 'bang! bang!' It was pretty loud. At least one policeman came out of the car pretty quickly and was talking to the woman in the other car." He could not be sure but said he believed the car may have been turning right when it was involved in the collision with the police car which he understood was travelling along Ombersley Road. He said his first thought was whether he needed to do anything to help but he said when he looked out of the window there was already a lot of people present.

The woman in the Seat was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital as a precaution.