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Newham and Romford teens arrested in Dagenham after stolen car failed to stop for police

PUBLISHED: 11:44 25 November 2019 | UPDATED: 11:44 25 November 2019

Two teenage boys from Romford and Forest Gate have been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and failing to stop for police. Picture: Met Police

Two teenage boys from Romford and Forest Gate have been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and failing to stop for police. Picture: Met Police

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Two teenage boys from Romford and Forest Gate have been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and failing to stop following a police chase which ended in Dagenham.

Police officers saw a car being driven dangerously and at a high speed in Runwell Road, Runwell at about 2.40am on Saturday, November 23.

The Fiat 500 failed to stop for police and the officers began pursuing the car.

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Police followed the car to Dagenham where the occupants left the vehicle and attempted to run away.

A 16-year-old boy from Forest Gate was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, failing to stop and possession of drugs.

A 17-year-old from Romford was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, drug-driving and failing to stop.

Two boys aged 14 and 16 from Beckton were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and failing to stop.

They were released on bail until Wednesday, December 18 while the police continue their enquiries.

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