Suspect caught after hiding in police station by accident

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A suspected drug dealer ran straight into nearby Aylesbury police station. (Police)
A suspect ran straight into nearby Aylesbury police station. (Police)

A suspect who tried to run from officers was caught after he hid in the local police station by accident.

The 25-year-old man bolted from a car he was driving and attempted to escape on foot in Buckinghamshire, south-east England, on Thursday.

But police officers ended up making short work of catching him - as he ran straight into nearby Aylesbury police station to hide.

He was swiftly arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs and remains in police custody.

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Posting about the incident on Facebook, Thames Valley Police wrote: "After a short pursuit earlier we were concerned when a man stopped the car he was driving and ran away from us towards the nearest building to hide.

"Fortunately for us, the nearest building was Aylesbury police station.

"As an added bonus, once at the station a large number of very small items were then thrown across the car park.

"We briefly closed access to the station to recover all the items and will be sending them off for testing.

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"A 25-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs and is currently in custody.

"The police station is open again to the public... and to anyone else who may be looking to hide from the police."

Some on social media were quick to joke about the man's poor judgement, saying the officers involved deserve half-pay because the suspect did their job for them.