TWO Guardia Civil officers were injured in a spectacular crash in Torrevieja.
The police were chasing a man they recognised as being wanted for robberies. He fled after officers asked for identification, but during the chase the two patrol vehicles clashed, with one smashing in tot the side of a lamppost, and the other into the side of a building at the confluence of Calle Maria Parodi and Calle Caballero de Rodas.
The police cars suffered serious damage with officers taken to Torrevieja Hospital as a precaution. One was reported to have injured his neck.
The suspect’s vehicle had a burst tyre and he fled on foot but was later arrested in the vicinity of Playa Los Locos.