Man charged with 13 crimes after police pursuit on main Derbyshire road

The suspect appeared in court at the weekend.
The suspect appeared in court at the weekend.

A man has been charged with 13 crimes following a pursuit on the A38.

Officers tried to stop a BMW on the southbound carriageway near Pinxton at noon on Thursday, believing it to have been stolen.

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It was stopped near Coxbench after colliding with police cars.

Sunny Sumal, 28, of Melton Avenue, Derby, has been charged with theft of a car, dangerous driving, two counts of driving while disqualified, two counts of using a car without insurance, criminal damage to police cars, criminal damage to the BMW, possessing cannabis with intent to supply, and possessing a knife, a hammer, a stun gun and a disguised stun gun in public.

He appeared before Derby magistrates on Saturday and was remanded into custody.

He is next due to attend Derby Crown Court on October 4.

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