Police hunt for Mini Cooper driver after 'high-speed' chase on M1 near Hemel Hempstead

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a white Mini Cooper fled from police on the M1 near Hemel.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 2:18 pm
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 2:32 pm

At around 12:40pm on Sunday, January 19, police travelling on the M1 near junction 5 northbound signalled for the Mini to stop.

The vehicle had been linked to a reported shoplifting in Watford earlier the same day.

But the driver failed to stop for police and began driving erratically.


Officers then chose to call off the pursuit at junction 9 (Redbourn) for public safety.

PC Erik Gale said: “As with any motorway during the day, there were a lot of other motorists travelling on the northbound carriageway at the time of the pursuit. We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed a white Mini Cooper being driven at high speed.

“We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who was travelling on the M1 at the time of the incident and has dash cam footage to share with us.”

If you have dash cam footage or any other information about the incident and have not yet spoken to us, please get in touch quoting crime reference 41/5864/20.

You can email [email protected], report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report, use online web chat here or call 101.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.