Driver crashes with parked cars after police pursuit in Chatham

A driver has collided with several parked cars in Chatham after a short police pursuit.

The Community Policing Team signalled for a suspicious vehicle to stop on Upper Luton Road.

The driver failed to stop, sparking a short police pursuit, which resulted in a collision with several parked cars and a stationary police vehicle in Castle Hill at 10:20pm on Monday.

They then left the vehicle and fled into a residential building in Shipwrights Avenue.

South East Coast ambulance service was called to the scene but no major injuries were reported.

Following this, officers entered the building and arrested a 19-year-old male from Chatham on suspicion of dangerous driving. The police also uncovered a knife from the car.

A 17-year-old girl was also arrested at the property after police became concerned the was supplying drugs after an amount of suspected class B drugs were found. Both remain in police custody.

Kent police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision or anyone with dashcam footage, they should call the Serious Collision Investigation Uni om 01622 798538 or email

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