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Dashcam footage shows dramatic police chase through Sheerness

By Chloe Holmwood

A driving instructor caught the dramatic moment a fleeing car mounted a kerb in a bid to get away from police.

Darren Willett, of Willett's School of Motoring, was 30 minutes into a two-hour lesson when his learner driver had no other option than to stop when a silver Subaru car was headed straight towards them.

But when the oncoming car was just yards away from hitting Mr Willett's Hyundai i30 at about 3.30pm in Cecil Avenue, Sheerness, it decided to mount the kerb and continue along the pavement.

The moment a learner driver is stopped in their tracks

Two police cars followed in pursuit.

Mr Willett said he was shocked by what he had witnessed.

"I heard the sirens and then suddenly saw the Subaru turn into the road ahead of us," he said.

"We were shocked that the Subaru driver took to the pavement and then again when the police followed either side of us.

"It's the school holidays, children are usually out and about playing everywhere – luckily, the weather wasn't good today, so I think most had stayed indoors."

The police pursuit in Cecil Avenue, Sheerness
The police pursuit in Cecil Avenue, Sheerness

When asked how his learner driver was after the ordeal, Mr Willett said: "She didn't feel up to continuing.

"It was only her third lesson."

He added: "The driver should be paying me for the lesson time as I can't charge my pupil when they've been scared like that."

Eye witnesses spotted the car being chased through a number of roads in the town including Marine Parade, Unity Street and Vincent Gardens.

The car was pursued to Minster Road, Minster, where it was abandoned by the driver who tried to run away.

Police arrested an 18-year-old man from Sheerness.

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