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Man arrested for burglary following police chase between Tonbridge and Sheerness

A man's been arrested after leading police on a 34-mile chase across Kent this afternoon.

The police helicopter was called to assist officers on the ground after a vehicle wanted in connection with an alleged burglary in the Tonbridge area failed to stop.

The car eventually came to a halt around 4.30pm at Sheerness Holiday Park, Halfway Road, Halfway.

Police helicopters are operated by the National Police Air Service
Police helicopters are operated by the National Police Air Service

Witnesses reported the suspect sped into the park in a bid to escape officers.

At least four marked police cars including a dog unit arrived on Sheppey just after 4pm.

The caravan site was packed with guests at the start of the school summer holidays.

A worker said "all hell broke loose".

He told how a car came racing in followed by police cars.

He added as far as he knew, the man had nothing to do with the park and staff were leaving everything to the police.

The entrance to Sheerness Holiday Park
The entrance to Sheerness Holiday Park

Swale councillor Mike Whiting was driving past the park at the time.

He said: "I have just seen a line of police cars with blue flashing lights drive in there.

Police have not yet been able to confirm the operation.

Residents have reported seeing the force chopper in the skies above the county - including in Aylesford near Maidstone.

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