A driver jumped out of their car while it was still moving in a police chase in north Oxfordshire.

The driver of the Mercedes was being chased by police on the M40 near Banbury before the car was abandoned near junction 12 in Gaydon on Tuesday. 

When the driver rolled out of the car, they had not accounted for the nearby police dog handlers who were able to catch and arrest them.

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Police officers say the driver had been wanted on a recall to prison since March.

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This story was written by Rebecca Whittaker, she joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

Rebecca covers education and news in Abingdon and Wantage.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Rebecca.Whittaker@newquest.co.uk or calling 07824524333

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