16-year-old arrested after stolen car crashes into Woodley garden

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Mohawk Way Car Crash
The damage was extensive

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after a smash involving a stolen car in Woodley last week.

At lunchtime on Thursday, February 4, a BMW crashed at Mohawk Way, destroying a garden wall, hedging and damaging a lamppost.  

Eyewitnesses told The Wokingham Paper that the car demolished a brick wall before spinning round. The car’s bumper was pulled off in the accident ending up in a garden. The damaged brick wall destroyed a children’s goalpost set.

Southern Electric attended the scene to make the damaged lamp post safe.

The homeowner told The Wokingham Paper: “I heard a speeding car from the front bedroom window, where I was working. I then heard the crunch and the accident.”

Thames Valley Police told The Wokingham Paper that a 16-year-old from Wokingham was arrested on suspicion of assault and stealing a car. He has not been charged as we went to press.

A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: “Police were called – at 12.40pm on February 4 – to reports of an RTC (road traffic collision) involving a BMW hitting a wall at Mohawk Way, Woodley.

“Following a police investigation a 16-year-old boy from Wokingham has been arrested on suspicion of assault of a person thereby occasioning actual bodily harm and theft of a motor vehicle.  He has been bailed until March 15.”