A POLICE helicopter called to Stratford-upon-Avon yesterday to chase four males who ran away from a car crash did not locate them.
A dark Vauxhall Insignia collided with a white van on the Shipston Road roundabout with the Seven Meadows Road and Trinity Way shortly before 4pm.
Eyewitnesses saw the four males in the car, who are believed to be young and local to the area, get out of the car and flee the scene on foot.
A police helicopter and dog teams were called to the area to try and find them.
Police cars with dog units were seen opposite Budgens in Trinity Mead and the helicopter was hovering over Waitrose and the Rosebird Centre.
However, this morning, police said nobody had been found in the search.
A spokesperson for the National Police Air Support said it costs approximately £700 per hour to deploy the helicopter, taking into account fuel and maintenance.
The Vauxhall Insignia was taken away by police, who don't believe at this stage that it was stolen.
A number of Herald Facebook readers say they saw the car earlier, driving erratically on the Birmingham Road.
The driver of the van had to be taken by ambulance to Warwick Hospital after the crash to be checked over as a precaution.
Any witnesses who can help identify the males is asked to call police on non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 245 of 19th February.
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