Tuesday, 20 November 2007

News Writing Assignment 6 - Extended Version

Around £47,000 worth of drugs was seized by Police today after being found in a VW Golf which was involved in an accident last night.

The VW Golf, which was involved in an accident with a Police car in the centre of Moonville had a rucksack full of cannabis resin and cocaine.

In the press conference Detective Chief Superintendent Angelica Stripes said, “A rucksack and its contents have been taken away by the drugs squad, which is investigating the matter.”DCS Angelica Stripes also revealed that the passenger of the VW Golf fled the scene soon after the incident.

She added, “The man was described by witnesses as slim, short-around 5 feet 8 inches tall- with a pale complexion and dark spiky hair. He was wearing red converse shoes, skinny jeans and a brown leather bomber jacket.”

The accident was caused when the VW Golf span out of control when it saw the oncoming police car, resulting in the death of the driver of the VW Golf and the injury of a police officer.

Soon after the incident the both cars at the scene were cordoned off, leaving on coming traffic needing to find an alternative route through the town.

A post mortem is being held on the driver of the Golf, who has not been identified yet.

Meanwhile PC Rodgers, the injured police officer, has been suspended on full pay after suffering a fracture of the nose and left leg.

The Police would like members of the public to come forward if they have seen the man fitting the description or if they know him.

The police hotline for anyone who knows anything about the accident is: Moonville- 212121.

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