Car crash cops have racked up a bill of more than £600,000 over the past five years, according to official figures.

Police officers have been involved in 361 accidents across Pennine Division since 2009 – an average of one crash every five days.

The total insurance claim cost of crashes, bumps and bangs to the division’s fleet of 90 vehicles was £614,129 in five years, according to statistics released under the Freedom of Information Act.

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