A 26-year-old man who led police on an early morning high speed chase and suffered a suspected broken ankle while trying to escape, is today facing a number of charges, including possession of drugs and riding an unlicensed and uninsured motorcyle.

Police say the incident occurred shortly before 12:30am – after curfew, this morning (Feb 10) at a curfew checkpoint on North Shore Road in Devonshire.

A spokesman said officers from the Roads Policing Unit (RPU) “observed a motorcycle make a U-turn” as the rider approached the checkpoint.

When they attempted to stop him, the rider led them on “a high speed chase west along Middle Road in Devonshire and on to Shelton Road in Pembroke”, where he “lost control and came off the bike in the area of First Avenue”.

“The suspect then attempted to evade police by jumping over a nearby wall.

“He however sustained a serious ankle injury in the process and was subsequently arrested.
“The suspect, a 26-year-old male, was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted for treatment to a suspected broken ankle.
“An officer sustained a minor hand injury during the arrest as the suspect attempted to escape,” the spokesman added.
“Further checks by police revealed the arrested man was in possession of a quantity of suspected crack cocaine as well as a quantity of cannabis resin.
“The suspect’s bike which was seized by police was unlicensed and uninsured.”