Arrested woman escapes police car, strips off clothing and dashes into Old Town

Margate Old Town Photo Frank Leppard

A woman who was reportedly spotted ‘falling head-first’ out of a police car in Margate yesterday (May 26) and then stripping off her leggings and underwear as an officer attempted to hold onto her before dashing off had been under arrest on suspicion of drug-driving.

Astonished by-standers are said to have witnessed the woman’s bizarre ‘escape’ from the police car on Margate seafront, near Turner Contemporary, before she ran off, naked from the waist down, towards the Old Town.

Kent Police say the woman was located shortly afterwards and additionally arrested on suspicion of escaping lawful custody.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called to a report of a collision involving a car and a van in Stancombe Avenue, Ramsgate at 2pm on Thursday 26 May.

“Officers attended and arrested a woman on suspicion of drug-driving.

“While being transported to Margate police station, the woman left the police car but was located a short time later.

“The 33-year-old of Herne Bay was further arrested on suspicion of escaping lawful custody.”

Note: No mental health concerns have been raised


    • Back in 2005, I photographed a couple of nude models on a deserted promenade behind the Nayland Rock Hotel, but what we didn’t realise was that we could be seen via CCTV… within 2 minutes of them stripping off, a police car pulled up. They must have ran to their panda car to investigate such a “crime”!

  1. As usual the down from Herne Bayers lowering the tone.

    We need to get independence from the rest of the U.K.

    Craig McKinlay for Thanet Prime Minister. Control our borders. Fracking and sewage in the sea and a statue museum!


  2. its a pity they didnt get chance to include it in the new film they have been making in margate , it would be great for tourism .

  3. Sounds like Botany Bay beach there a few drugged up nude people on that beach too.Cliff top are full off creepy men taking photos and posting them on a certain hamster website .

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