A search in Dartford has led to the arrest of a suspected moped thief hiding under tree after being tracked down by officers.

The 17-year-old was detained by uniformed police who had been on proactive patrols in the St Vincent’s Road area, on Saturday 5 November 2022.

Performing wheelies

Constables had first spotted the moped at around 4.20pm and were then flagged down by a member of public who reported the rider had fallen off after performing wheelies.

The area was searched and the suspect found crouched in undergrowth in Knights Manor Way. He was arrested for theft and driving offences.

Further enquiries, linked to the teenager’s phone and home address in Welling, led to him also being arrested in connection with the supply of Class A drugs and for possessing an offensive weapon. The suspect was later released from custody, pending the outcome of further investigation.

By Ed

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