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Vital witness sought after man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving near Whitby

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Police are appealing for a witness to come forward after an incident of suspected dangerous driving on the A171 near Whitby this morning.

At 6.35am on Tuesday 20 February 2018, a gold-coloured BMW on the A171 heading towards Whitby performed an overtaking manoeuver, causing an oncoming vehicle to swerve and take evasive action to avoid a head-on collision.

Officers are trying to identify the driver of the vehicle which had to take evasive action, which was travelling on the A171 towards Guisborough, as they may have important information that could assist the investigation.

The driver of the BMW, a 40-year-old Whitby man, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. He remains in custody at this time.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101. Please select option 1 and quote reference number 12180029672.

Last modified: February 20, 2018