Two police cars involved in a serious crash earlier this week were on their way to support a pursuit of a stolen vehicle, it has emerged.

It comes as new footage emerged of Monday's crash in Keighley Road, Frizinghall, which caused severe damage to a row of shops.

Until now, the Force had only revealed that "police were responding to an incident" when the damage-only crash happened.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The scene of the crash on Keighley RoadThe scene of the crash on Keighley Road (Image: Newsquest)

However, an updated police statement issued today said: "The two police vehicles involved in the collision were en route to support a pursuit of a vehicle stolen in a burglary."

New CCTV shows a white car travelling at speed along Keighley Road, with three police cars on blue lights close behind. Ten seconds then elapse before two more police vehicles - those involved in the smash - appear in shot.

Banny Hussain, who does legal advice work with shops in the community on Keighley Road, has given the T&A the footage.

Mr Hussain said: "I understand they were chasing a vehicle and it does look like they were in pursuit.

"It also shows a police car overtaking another vehicle," he said.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Reflecting on the incident, Mr Hussain said: "This could have led to a loss of life if it had been during the day.

"Everybody is still unclear about this incident but maybe this footage will give them a clearer picture."