A driver who allegedly failed to stop for a police armed response team was found to have a pregnant woman and toddler in his car.

Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit (RPU) tried to stop the driver who allegedly then drove off “dangerously” in the Grangetown and Normanby areas.

And when they finally pulled him over they say they were horrified to discover who was inside the vehicle.

A post on the team’s Facebook page on Thursday read: “Around 10.30 this morning a red Vauxhall Astra failed to stop for an ARV and a pursuit occurred, the vehicle was driven dangerously on built-up residential roads at speeds of up to 65mph.

“The vehicle was brought to a stop at Normanby Top crossroads, and horrifically the car was found to contain a toddler and a pregnant female passenger.”

The male driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, no insurance, no licence and drug-driving offences.

Cleveland and Durham RPU also stopped a silver Mondeo on the A19 (Image: Cleveland RPU)

Meanwhile, on the same day, police stopped a silver Mondeo on the A19.

They discovered what they believe to be “more than 5,000 zopiclone and diazepam tablets” in the car.

A post on the team’s Facebook page read: “The silver Mondeo below was stopped on the A19 by means of a Tpac tactic called a pre-emptive box.

“This is when police vehicles with appropriately-trained drivers surround a subject vehicle tightly and bring it to a controlled stop.”

The two occupants were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class C drug.

The post added: “A search of one of the suspects’ home addresses revealed a substantial quantity of cannabis bush also.”

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