Margate teens arrested and bailed following alleged car theft and police chase

The car was recovered Image Kent Police

Two teenage boys from Margate were arrested following a car chase last Wednesday (December 30).

A stolen car was recovered and the teens, aged 14 and 15, arrested by officers from Thanet’s Local Policing Team.

Kent Police was called to a report of a Mercedes being driven erratically in Broadstairs High Street at 2.40pm on Wednesday 30 December.

Checks revealed the car had been reported stolen from the Cliftonville area on the morning of Tuesday, December 29.

Following a short pursuit, the car was stopped by officers deploying a stinger. The occupants were pursued on foot in the Tivoli Road area of Margate.

The two boys were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and have since been bailed until Thursday, January 21 while enquiries continue.

The car will be returned to its owner.


  1. Slap on the wrist and allowed to carry on most likely, but that won’t be the fault of the police, they did well to stop and apprehend the boys. The rest will be down to the courts.

  2. Clearly these two lads are not destined to be master criminals – steal a car one day and go for a joy ride in broad daylight the following day . . .

    Perhaps they will be more adept at breaking rocks.

  3. Who would want their Merc back after it has been abused by two little criminals? Certainly not me.

    Where were the parents in all this? A 14 and 15 year old out in a stolen car for 2 days and the parents didn’t wonder where their little cherubs were? Contenders for parents of the year 2021?

    • Hey Mark Gate, you know what it’s like, the little darlings just got in with the wrong crowd, I’m sure they are normally very good.

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