Police appeal after car driven in wrong direction along A414 near Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 09:52 11 January 2017 | UPDATED: 10:07 11 January 2017

Hertfordshire Police officers are appealing for witnesses

Hertfordshire Police officers are appealing for witnesses


Police are today appealing for information after a car was driven the wrong way along the A414 between Hatfield and St Albans.

At around 3.15pm on Saturday, January 7, officers attempted to make a routine stop of a vehicle which was travelling west along the carriageway.

The driver pulled into the Shell petrol station before driving through the forecourt and back onto the carriageway, travelling in the wrong direction.

Officers did not pursue the vehicle for the safety of members of the public.

PC Pete Talbot said: “This was an extremely dangerous thing to do as it put other road users at risk of serious, or even fatal injury.

“We are working to trace the person responsible and I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who thinks they know the identity of the driver to please get in touch.”

He asked anyone with information to call the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 382 of January 7.

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