A man has been charged with multiple offences following a police pursuit of a stolen Land Rover through Wiltshire.
The Land Rover was taken from a farm in the Redlynch area south of Salisbury on Saturday morning (2 May).
It was pursued by officers entering the south of the county and a police helicopter was scrambled.
The vehicle came to a halt in Amesbury and a man and a woman got out and fled.
Two police officers and a police dog were assaulted during the incident.
Mark Day, 33, of Moot Close, Downton was later charged with a string of offences:
- Possession of an offensive weapon in a public place (catapult)
- Attempt to cause grievous bodily harm with intent x 2
- Cause unnecessary suffering to a protected animal under the Animal Welfare Act 2006
- Driving whilst disqualified
- Aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving
- Failing to provide a specimen for analysis as a vehicle driver
- Failing to stop a vehicle when required to do so by an officer
- Using a vehicle in a public place without insurance
He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear via live video link at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on Tuesday (5 May).
A 21-year-old woman arrested at the scene on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent has been released under investigation and enquiries are ongoing.