Romford teenager arrested after car chase down the A12 in Brentwood

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A 19-year-old from Romford has been arrested after a high speed chase down the A12 in Brentwood early this morning ended with a footchase involving a police helicopter and dog unit.

Officers from Essex Police, acting on intelligence, signalled a Nissan Micra to pull over on Ongar Road at around 12.55am. It failed to stop and pursuit was then authorised.

A stinger was used but the car then started driving down the A12 in the opposite direction before the four occupants decamped.

Officers slowed oncoming traffic before calling in a helicopter and a police dog, which located the occupants at 1.50am.

A 19-year-old man from Romford and two 16-year-old boys from Dagenham were arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of drugs and failing to stop for police.


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The man and one of the boys currently remains in custody for questioning.

The other boy has been released under investigation.

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