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Child aged 3 found in car next to ‘large quantity of cannabis’ after terrifying 140mph police chaseStunned police officers discovered a three-year-old child and a large quantity of cannabis in a car following a terrifying 140mph chase.Police in North Yorkshire are now appealing for motorists who witnessed a police pursuit on the A1 yesterday afternoon to come forward.
At around 4.25pm, officers began following a grey Audi A4 that failed to stop for them on the north-bound carriageway near Catterick.
The vehicle then continued north through roadworks before leaving the motorway at Scotch Corner and then returned to the A1, heading back on the south-bound carriageway.
It continued south at speeds over 100mph, weaving in and out of traffic and onto the hard shoulder.
With the assistance of the National Police Air Service, officers stopped the vehicle on the exit slip road of the A1 near Boston Spa.
A three-year-old child was inside the vehicle on the rear seat.
Two people, a man aged 31 and a woman aged 22, both from Rotherham, were arrested at the scene. They remain in police custody, reports the Gazette.
Police recovered a large quantity of cannabis from the car.
A number of motorists will have witnessed the suspect vehicle’s manner of driving and officers are appealing to them to come forward including any that were hit by the vehicle.
Some motorists have come forward already and officers are trying to trace others.