Two men in a van have been arrested in Maidstone with a suspected stolen motorbike in the rear of the vehicle.

At around 10.40am on Monday 18 October 2021, officers from the Maidstone Task Force were on patrol in Downswood, where they saw a suspicious blue Vauxhall van and required the driver to stop.

The vehicle did not stop and continued into Otham Lane where it was involved in a collision with a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction.

Motorbike seized

On checking the rear of the van, the constables located a motorbike they suspected to be stolen. They also seized a quantity of cannabis.

Motorbike in van DESKTOP
Motorcycle seized

The driver and a passenger, both local men in their 20s, were arrested in connection with theft and possessing Class B drugs with intent to supply.

The former was also detained on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and driving whilst unfit through drugs.

Both men were later released pending further investigation.

By Ed

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