Man in custody for moped theft after police ‘chase’ suspect through Broadstairs gardens

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An arrest has been made in connection with a moped theft following a crash in Broadstairs.

Police officers were on patrol in The Broadway in Broadstairs at around 9.45pm yesterday (September 17) when they saw a moped which a short time later was involved in the crash.

A search of the area was carried out and  a 20-year-old man from Margate was arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking following a report the moped had been stolen from Selbourne Road in Margate on September 14.

The man was also arrested on suspicion of driving offences including dangerous driving.

Witnesses say the arrest took place after a chase of a suspect through nearby gardens.

He currently remains in custody while enquiries are ongoing.


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