'Amazing' no-one hurt: 11-year-old crashes stolen car

Dunedin police say it was ''absolutely amazing'' no one was injured when an 11-year-old boy crashed and rolled a car he had stolen yesterday morning, before fleeing the scene.

Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen, of Dunedin, said the boy was tracked by dogs after fleeing the scene where he rolled the Volkswagen Golf hatchback in Kenmure Rd, about 9.40pm on Sunday.

The dogs were unable to find him but he later turned up at a grandparent's house.

A police officer inspects a car on its roof on Kenmure Rd in Dunedin yesterday. PHOTO: PETER...
A police officer inspects a car on its roof on Kenmure Rd. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
The boy was speeding and had ''obviously no skills whatsoever'' when it came to driving, Snr Sgt Dinnissen said.

"No injuries, which was absolutely amazing.''

He crashed the car into three parked vehicles, causing damage, before running off down the hill.

The boy was referred to Youth Aid. 

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