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Police chopper launched over Herne Bay after suspects flee crash scene


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A police helicopter was seen flying over a seaside town after a car crashed as it was being chased by officers.

The vehicle had tried to evade police after they requested it to stop in Margate Road, Broomfield - near Herne Bay - at about 8.30pm last night.

A helicopter flew over Herne Bay last night as police searched the town for the occupants of a crashed car. Picture: Kent Police (44503283)
A helicopter flew over Herne Bay last night as police searched the town for the occupants of a crashed car. Picture: Kent Police (44503283)

It then collided with another car and the occupants fled the scene.

A police spokesman said: "Following a search of the area, which was assisted by a police helicopter, a 31-year-old man from the Herne Bay area was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle."

The suspect remains in custody as officers continue their investigation into the incident.

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