Police hunt for men who attempted burglary in Lincoln village before crashing stolen car

Four men who attempted to burgle a house in a Lincoln village before speeding away and ploughing a stolen car into a ditch sparked an overnight police chase – and the hunt continues.

Lincolnshire Police officers were called to reports of a burglary at a property in Skellingthorpe at around 9.50pm on Saturday, December 19.

Offenders did not gain entry.

As officers made their way to the scene a vehicle, believed to be driven by those involved in the attempted burglary, is said to have been driven passed them at speed.

The officers did not pursue the car but later found it in a ditch off Jerusalem Road, Skellingthorpe, following a search of the area.

It is not believed that any other vehicles were involved. It has been established that the vehicle was stolen from a Lincoln address.

Two men aged in their 20s were found injured at the scene and taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The road was closed and emergency services attended. A police search helicopter aided in an overnight hunt for two men who fled the scene, who have yet to be traced.

The matter has been referred to the IPCC as a matter of routine procedure.

DI Bromiley said: “This was a distressing incident for the victims of these offences and we are pursuing key lines of enquiry to establish the movements of the suspects and trace the two men who fled the scene of the collision.

“We are appealing for anyone who has information regarding these incidents to contact Lincoln CID on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers.”

Anyone who has any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 468 of December 19.

Alternatively, people can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.