Shock as police chase car thief through Swansea streets
EYEWITNESSES have described frightening scenes as police pursued the driver of a stolen Ford Ka through the streets of Gorseinon.
The pursuit began on Llannant Road and ended on Loughor Road, with the Ka colliding with a Vauxhall Corsa.
Gorseinon residents told the Post that two police squad cars and another unmarked one followed the Ka and did their best to warn other motorists what was happening.
"It was frightening the way he was driving," said eyewitness Catherine Rees.
"I was with my sister and my two-year-old daughter when he came past Bryngwastad Road, where I live.
"We are just thankful that there were no children playing out in the street as they wouldn't have stood a chance with the speed he was going and the blind corners he was taking."
She said the driver appeared to know the area and kept going around in circles.
"There are tyre marks everywhere," she added.
Another eyewitness, Kelly Ann Silk, said she saw the pursuit on roads near Gorseinon Hospital.
"I was shaking and trying to run towards people's gardens because of how fast he was travelling towards us in the car," she said.
South Wales Police said the incident began at 3.10pm on Tuesday, and that a 28-year-old man was arrested at the scene and later charged.
The man in question was Gary Wyndham Palmer, who appeared yesterday at Swansea Magistrates' Court and pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking, driving without insurance, driving while disqualified, and failing to stop after an accident.
Palmer, who had no forwarding address, was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Swansea Crown Court on September 30.