A spectacular car chase through the streets of Valencia last weekend ended without harm when a Chinese national was finally apprehended by police. The incident started when the man stole a woman’s handbag; he then fired a gun into the air, forcing a taxi driver to hand over his vehicle which the man drove off at speed.
Police cars took chase and he was stopped after crashing at Plaza Reina, one of the city’s main tourist areas. The square had to be cordoned off while police tried to disarm the man. He was eventually intercepted and has been charged with two counts of robbery with violence as well as road safety crimes.