Wanted Weymouth man arrested

Just after 10.30pm on Friday 4 March 2011, police arrested 25-year-old Colin Paul Douglas on suspicion of armed robbery - and he is now in police custody.

He was arrested by firearms and dog section officers just outside the village of Broadmayne, near Dorchester, following a police pursuit.

The pursuit began after Douglas was seen by police officers driving a vehicle in the Westham area of Weymouth.

He made off from officers in this vehicle in the direction of Dorchester and the pursuit continued until he crashed the vehicle just outside Broadmayne. He then made off into a wooded area on foot where he was pursued by officers and arrested.

Colin Douglas was believed to be in possession of a firearm during the pursuit and this has not yet been recovered. The scene of the arrest has been sealed off as part of an ongoing search for this firearm.

The A352 was closed between the Max Gate roundabout in Dorchester and the Warmwell roundabout near the village of Broadmayne and this road remains closed at this time.

A black Vauxhall Vectra car has been recovered from the scene of the arrest.

Firearms officers, traffic officers, the police dog section and Force helicopter were all heavily involved in the pursuit.

Colin Paul Douglas remains in police custody.

Chief Superintendent Colin Stanger, said: "I'd like to thank the public for their help and support throughout what has been a long and intensive police operation.

"Our officers and staff have worked tirelessly and I'm pleased we have been able to bring this to a safe conclusion with the arrest tonight of Colin Paul Douglas.

"I'd like to stress that no shots were fired during the pursuit and subsequent arrest." 

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