Six people are in custody and a cannabis factory has been uncovered in Sittingbourne.

Kent Police received a report during the early hours of Monday 9 January 2023 that people were trying to get into a property in Chalkwell Road.

Officers arrived and although the suspects were no longer at the scene, other officers near to the Stockbury roundabout spotted three vehicles believed to be involved.

They were pursued onto the M2 and as far as the Dartford Tunnel where two of the vehicles were brought to a stop, the occupants tried to make off but were detained. Both vehicles were later confirmed as stolen.

Another vehicle was stopped near Kidbrooke, south east London, and the driver arrested.

The six men, aged between 19 and 21 from London were arrested for offences including aggravated burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of drugs and possession of offensive weapons.

They all remain in custody as enquiries continue.

A search of the property also led to the discovery of a cannabis factory, with more than 100 plants found in the loft. Enquiries into this discovery remain ongoing.

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By Ed

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