Home   Sittingbourne   News   Article

Two men arrested after helicopter assists police in search in Rainham and Upchurch

By Lewis Dyson

Police have arrested two men following a huge police response involving the force's helicopter.

Officers descended on Upchurch yesterday afternoon, with witnesses reporting seeing several patrol cars, dog units and firearms teams.

Police have now revealed details on the incident.

The helicopter seen over Upchurch
The helicopter seen over Upchurch

The hunt began after a vehicle failed to stop on the coast-bound carriageway of the A2 near Gravesend yesterday.

The helicopter was scrambled to help with the search and the vehicle was found in the Rainham area at about 2pm.

The two men, an 18-year-old from Wolverhampton and a 26-year-old from Upchurch, were later arrested on suspicion of theft, burglary and dangerous driving.

Both are being held in police custody.

There were reports Oak Lane in neighbouring Upchurch was temporarily closed with one resident on the street, who did not want to be named, saying police were “everywhere”.

A helicopter was seen flying low over the village.

Armed police, dog units and unmarked police cars were also reportedly seen going along Mierscourt Road, Rainham, towards High Street with their lights flashing.

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Like Us on Facebook

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More