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Suspected bike thief jumps in River Darent in Dartford to evade police


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A suspected thief has been arrested after he jumped into a river in a desperate bid to evade police.

Officers were called to a report a motorbike had been stolen in Dartford yesterday at about 7pm.

The man jumped in the River Darent in Mill Pond Road, Dartford. Picture: Google
The man jumped in the River Darent in Mill Pond Road, Dartford. Picture: Google

After they caught up with the bike, the rider made off and jumped into the River Darent in Mill Pond Road.

But he was arrested and - following a search - police found class A and B drugs.

A 20-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and possession of class A and B drugs with intent to supply.

He has been released under investigation.

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