A Kent Police pursuit in the New Ash Green area of the county has led to two men being detained on suspicion of stealing a Jaguar car. Officers were called just before 8.30pm on Tuesday 12 March 2024 to a report of a white Jaguar F-Pace having been stolen from an address near Maidstone Road, Gillingham.

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Vehicle recovered following police pursuit

At midday on Wednesday 13 March, a car matching the same description was reported for nuisance driving in Caxton Close, Longfield. Proactive patrols located the vehicle and requested it to stop. Following a short pursuit, the car came to a stop in Church Road, New Ash Green. Three occupants left the scene on foot, two of whom were quickly detained by officers.

The men, both 20 and from Chatham and Longfield, were arrested for theft of a motor vehicle and have since been released on bail until Tuesday 4 June, pending further enquiries. Investigations to identify the third occupant of the vehicle continue.

Anyone with information, private CCTV, or dashcam footage who may have been in the area at the time of the incident, is urged to contact the west Kent appeals line on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/40925/24. People can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form on their website.

By Ed

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