Police pursuit ends in court

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A man and a teenager appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged in connection with an incident in July in which police vehicles were rammed during a pursuit which started in Burnley and ended in Clayton-le-Moors.

Martin James Maughan (22), of no fixed address, was sent in custody to Burnley Crown Court charged with unauthorised taking of a Mercedes van aggravated by dangerous driving in Carter Street, Burnley, Manchester Road, Hapton, Green Street and Church Street, Padiham, failing to stop and report a road traffic accident, and two charges of police assault as a result of injuries sustained when the vehicles were rammed. The 17 year old was bailed charged with unauthorised taking aggravated by dangerous driving.