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Three arrested after police chase through Camden

PUBLISHED: 16:52 10 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:52 10 August 2018

The machete thrown from the VW Golf during the chase through Camden this morning. Picture: Metropolitan Police

The machete thrown from the VW Golf during the chase through Camden this morning. Picture: Metropolitan Police

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Police are searching for three men after a police chase through Camden in the early hours of this morning.

Police spotted a Volkswagen Golf acting suspiciously in Cliff Villas at 12.30am.

They followed the Golf and moved behind it. The VW then reversed, rammed the polic car, and drove away at speed.

A chase then followed as the VW sped through red lights, across pedestrian areas and the wrong way down one-way streets in an attempt to lose the police.

During the pursuit, items were thrown from the car including a large machete, which has since been recovered.

After a 20-minute pursuit, the car came to a stop in Mercers Road and six people got out of the car and ran away throiugh a park.

After work between the National Police Air Service (NPAs), the Met’s armed officers and a police firearms dog, three of the suspects, including the driver, were arrested on Huddleston Road.

Three men, two aged 17 and one aged 21, were arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, failing to stop and dangerous driving.

They are in custody at a north London police station.

Officers are investigating the incident to identify the three other suspects.

Nobody was injured.

Chief Superintendent Andy Walker, from the Met’s Force Firearms Unit, said: “The actions of the men involved in this incident show a complete disregard for the safety of the general public and of the police officers involved. I am incredibly proud of the officers who worked closely with colleagues from NPAS to track down and apprehend these men.”

Did you see the chase? Call the newsdesk on 0208 433 0119 or email harry.taylor@archant.co.uk

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