Car drives wrong way down motorway in city centre police chase

Officers pursued the vehicle across Glasgow's Kingston Bridge but had the abandon the chase at the off ramp on to the M77.

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Police are hunting the driver of a car seen going the wrong way down the M77 motorway in Glasgow.

Just after midnight on Friday, officers stopped a white Citroen C4 on the Broomielaw, but as they approached the car, it sped off, did a U-turn and headed up Finnieston street.

Police gave chase pursuing the vehicle through the city centre, including down St Vincent Street, over the Kingston Bridge, on to West Street, Scotland Street and Seaward Street before the Citroen drove up the off ramp of the M77.

Police abandoned the pursuit due to safety concerns and the car was last spotted on the motorway at Junction 2 near Silverburn.

The car was using a false registration and officers are gathering together CCTV footage for more information on the occupants and where they drove to.

Detective inspector Steven Watson said: “I am appealing to motorists and taxi drivers for any further information on the car and its occupants, in particular those with dash cams, I would ask you to check your images as you may have captured footage which could prove to be important in our enquiries.

“If you have any information on this incident or the vehicle, please do get in touch.”

Anyone with information can call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0031of April 24, 2021. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.

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