Three arrested after police chase through Camden
- Credit: Met Police
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.
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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.
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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.”
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