Police say they were involved in a game of “hide and seek” with a man from Port Talbot after he “drove erratically” on the M4, before apparently totalling his vehicle in a crash. Officers for South Wales Police have released a picture of a heavily damaged car, which they suspect to be the same one driven by the 21-year-old, after the incident which took place in broad daylight on Sunday, October 15.

They said reports were received of the incident on junction 35, before the wrecked vehicle was located near junction 38. A man was arrested in connection with the incident on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the legal limit. Join our WhatsApp news community here for the latest breaking news.

South Wales Police Roads Policing Unit wrote on X, formerly Twitter: “This vehicle was involved in a collision after being reported as driving dangerously. The driver self extracted and made off. Following a quick game of hide and seek with officers and with the assistance of Roads Policing Unit and South Wales Police Dogs and Horses, he was arrested for offences.” For the latest Welsh news delivered to your inbox sign up to our newsletter.

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A spokesman for South Wales Police said: “At around 2pm on Sunday, October 15, a report was received of a vehicle driving erratically westbound along the M4 near junction 35. Shortly afterwards, what was believed to be the same vehicle has lost control and left the carriageway near junction 38. A 21-year-old man from Port Talbot was arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified and of driving with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the legal limit. He was released under investigation.”