A van crashed into a tree on a Stoke-on-Trent street following a police chase earlier today.
Police had attempted to stop the vehicle in Hanley at around 11am this morning.
The van failed to stop and was pursued before it crashed into a tree on Crossway Road, Sneyd Green.
The driver fled the scene – leading to a police helicopter being called to help search for them.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Pursuit with this van today around Stoke-on-Trent.
“Driver crashed & ran off. We know who you are.”
Anyone with any information should contact Staffordshire Police 101 or file a report online quoting incident number 260 of September 3.