Search

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

Archant

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

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Yesterday, 18:06

A young man was stabbed in Kentish Town this afternoon.

Yesterday, 16:15

Police are trying to find Nadia Ellewood, who has gone missing from Belsize Park.

Yesterday, 13:35

Police chased a Volkswagen Polo across three boroughs on Monday morning after it crashed into a patrol car at low speed.

Friday, December 7, 2018

A Crouch End inventor is crowdfunding to launch an innovative and wearable air pollution monitor inspired by his own worries as a new dad.

Friday, December 7, 2018

British Transport Police are looking to speak to a man about three women being racially abused on an underground train.

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Carlton Tavern could be reopened in April, nine months after the planning inspectorate told them to rebuild it.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Coffee isn’t the only thing Deniz Korkmaz is brewing up in Kentish Town.

Friday, December 7, 2018

We chat to five local designers and artists who tell us about the one thing they must have or do at home that puts them in the Christmas mood

PROMOTED CONTENT

Looking to get your child interested in a sport? Allianz Park, home to rugby union team Saracens, welcomes people of all ages to join their family of supporters and discover how their core values Honesty, Discipline, Humility and Work Rate underpin everything they do off and on the pitch.

As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

Londoners seeking high quality houses for sale within easy commuting distance of the capital are being advised to look north to St Albans’ prestigious Gabriel Square development.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now