A police pursuit near Sittingbourne has led to a man being remanded in custody.

At around 1.55pm on Tuesday 23 November 2021, the driver of a van travelling on the A249, near the Stockbury Roundabout, is reported to have failed to stop when he was requested to do so.

Around 10 minutes later, the vehicle was brought to a controlled stop by Kent Police officers near the Key Street roundabout.

Subsequent enquiries have led to William Adams being charged with dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.

He was additionally charged with being unlawfully at large – in connection with an allegation that he absconded from a prison in Surrey on 14 July 2021.

The 22-year-old, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody to attend Medway Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 25 November. At the hearing, he was remanded in custody to next attend Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday 23 December.

A 20-year-old man from Sittingbourne was also arrested for his alleged involvement in the pursuit on 23 November. He has been released on bail, pending further enquiries, until Wednesday 22 December.

By Ed

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