Man arrested following Upminster police chase

A moped rider was arrested following a one-minute pursuit in Upminster

The moped after the one-minute pursuit in Upminster - Credit: Havering Metropolitan Police Service

A man has been arrested following a police pursuit in Upminster yesterday.

Jack Hughes, of Aveley Road, has been charged with aggravated theft of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for police and driving without insurance, and two additional driving offences.

The 23-year-old was arrested after a police chase. 

After the pursuit was terminated the moped crashed around the corner of Gerpins Lane. 

Hughes was detained by officers at around 12.15pm in the afternoon of May 3.

He was released on bail and is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates' Court on May 18.