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8-mile police chase through Gillingham, Chatham and Aylesford sees man, 27, charged

By Luke May

A man has been charged after allegedly leading police on an eight-mile chase through Medway and Malling.

Police tried to stop a silver Vauxhall in Gillingham on Wednesday night.

After speeding off the car was brought to a halt in a farmer's field in Aylesford.

Police stopped a car in a farmer's field in Aylesford on Wednesday night (11855108)
Police stopped a car in a farmer's field in Aylesford on Wednesday night (11855108)

Sam Hardstaff, 27, of St Leonard's Avenue, Chatham, has been charged with dangerous driving through Gillingham, Chatham and Aylesford on June 5.

He has been charged with another count of dangerous driving in Chatham on April 23.

He was also charged with two counts of driving without insurance and two counts driving whilst disqualified.

Police stopped a car in a farmer's field in Aylesford on Wednesday night (11855114)
Police stopped a car in a farmer's field in Aylesford on Wednesday night (11855114)

He was due to appear at Medway Magistrates Court today.

A 26-year-old arrested in connection with Wednesday's chase has been released under investigation.

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