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Two men arrested after police car crash in chase through Medway

The scene in Manor Road, Chatham
The scene in Manor Road, Chatham

The scene of the police crash in Manor Road, Chatham

by Dan Bloom

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing a car after a police chase on the A2 this afternoon.

The pair - aged 19 and 20 from Gillingham - were thought to be in a silver Citroen Picasso that allegedly failed to stop for police in London Road, Strood.

Police gave chase across Rochester Bridge and were in a head-on crash with the car two miles away in Manor Road, Chatham.

Investigators were at the scene for more than four hours after the smash, just after 1pm today.

The crash happened outside the office of Medway councillor Craig Mackinlay - who is the Conservative candidate for Kent Police and Crime Commissioner.

Cllr Mackinlay said: "I was in my office and there was this massive crunch. The car appeared to have taken out a lot of the scaffolding at the former Theatre Royal.

"One of the police officers was slightly bruised and cut but he was still active and on duty.

"It was interesting to have it on my doorstep but that's life in Chatham, isn't it. It's a bit like that at times."

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