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Sittingbourne police chase, involving the helicopter, ends in arrest of man suspected of stealing a motor vehicle

By Andy Gray

A man has been arrested following a police chase in Sittingbourne.

The incident happened at about midday after a blue BMW failed to stop for officers.

Following "a short pursuit", the car stopped just behind the High Street.

The police helicopter was launched. Stock picture by Chris Davey

The driver fled the vehicle on foot and headed towards the railway line.

After a short search, in which a police helicopter was also involved, a man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

He has been taken into custody.

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