January 24, 2018 4.50 pm This story is over 70 months old

Poaching suspects found crawling through field after police chase near Sleaford

Two men have been arrested and a dog seized.

Officers have arrested two men after a dramatic police chase near Sleaford.

The suspects, believed to have been poaching, ploughed their car into a ditch after the police pursuit and ran into fields in Digby.

Their escape was foiled by a police drone and officers who found them crawling in a field heading towards Sleaford Road.

The two men were arrested and one dog was seized.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “At around 9:40pm last night (January 23), a vehicle believed to be involved in poaching, entered Ruskington.

“The vehicle failed to stop, with officers pursuing the car from Ruskington to Dorrington and onto Lincoln Road Digby, onto fields out of Digby, before heading to Moor Lane and then Holdingham when the vehicle collided into a ditch and two men began running from officers across fields.

“Officers were joined by National Police Air Support as two men were detained, and currently remain in custody.”