Gillingham man Danny Brookfield charged after 10-mile police chase
Police chase in Twydall.
Pictures: Tom Jagot-Jarvis
A young man accused of a string of motoring offences has
been remanded in custody.
Danny Brookfield, of Pier Road, Gillingham, appeared in court on
Saturday, after being charged with several offences relating to a
police chase across Kent.
Brookfield, 20, was charged with dangerous driving, driving
without insurance, failing to stop after an accident, driving while
disqualified and attempting to escape lawful custody, following an
alleged a 10-mile pursuit, which started on the Sheppey Crossing
and ended in Beechings Way, Twydall, at about 6.20am on Thursday,
Police appear to surround
suspect on the ground
The police apparently chased a 4x4 vehicle from the bridge but
the vehicle crashed in Twydall and ended with a man being
surrounded by officers.
During the pursuit a police car was hit, but no officers were
At least 12 police vehicles were seen at the crash site as these
pictures taken by resident Tom Jagot-Jarvis, show.
Police confirmed a patrol car tried to stop the vehicle just
before 6am on the A249 Sheppey Crossing.
Two men in the vehicle, a Land-Rover, were taken to hospital
following the incident. One suffered injuries which were serious,
but not life-threatening.
A second man, who was in police custody on Friday, was later
released without charge.
Brookfield did not enter any pleas in relation to the charges
and the case was sent to Maidstone Crown Court and he will next
appear there on Tuesday, March 26.
- Click here for more Medway news...
- Click here for more news from across the county...