Search

Police arrest man in Harold Hill after helicopter chase

16:27 18 March 2014

The man was seen exiting a nearby house.

The man was seen exiting a nearby house.

Archant

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of burglary after a chase involving a helicopter and at least eight police cars in Harold Hill.

Metropolitan Police arrested the man who was found in undergrowth on Faringdon Avenue after the 30-minute pursuit.

At 3.20pm the force was called after it received reports of a man leaving a house suspiciously nearby the arrest site.

Resident Ray Hurst, 33, of Harold Wood, was driving in the area at the time.

He said: “As I went out I could hear the police helicopter and saw it circling in the Harold Hill area. As I drove along the A12 there was a police car in the lay-by past the big yellow storage centre with an empty car in front of it.

“I picked up my daughter and drove back along Gubbins Lane [Romford] and saw a convoy of about eight police car driving past me and I pulled up onto the side of the road. The helicopter then reappeared.”

Latest Romford News Stories

Emma Dobie and Wendy Radden with their team

Two mums who thought outside the matchbox struck upon a novelty idea that has grown into a business turning over £500,000 per year.

Upminster Windmill renovations. Pictures by Richard Saville

Excited onlookers witnessed a moment of history when Upminster Windmill’s cap was removed as part of on-going restoration works on Friday.

11:14
We Are FSTVL, pictured 2015

Hundreds of tired festival-goers enjoyed a hot drink and a place to rest at a church after a night of dancing.

Chelmsford Crown Court

A man has been jailed for eight years for his part in a bloodthirsty 30-second attack on a Romford traveller who had his hand virtually chopped off.

Lindsay Lohan attends the Vanity Fair Post Oscars Party at the Mortons, Los Angeles.

It appears a number of famous faces enjoyed this weekend’s We Are FSTVL in Upminster, including American actress Lindsay Lohan.

08:25
The Met Office has issued a weather warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as heavy rain hits the south east.

Shelley Hart

The CEO of a volunteering charity says she is “delighted” to be celebrating their success after the shock of closure last year.

Yesterday, 15:07
Sam Bartlett with his nieces

A new exercise club is encouraging families to exercise together to improve the nations health.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe