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 Man dies following police pursuit


​​A man has died following a police pursuit in County Durham this afternoon.

At around 2:30pm today, officers from Durham Constabulary commenced a vehicle pursuit in the Spennymoor area involving a Nissan Primera.

Following a brief pursuit, the incident ended in a collision in Central Drive, Middlestone Moor.

The driver of the vehicle, who is not being named at this stage, suffered fatal injuries.

We have referred the matter to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

A police cordon is in place around the scene and traffic is asked to avoid the area.​