Man and woman arrested following police chase across Thanet

The chase Photo Phil Knowles

Two people have been arrested following a police chase across the isle during the early hours of this morning (October 17).

The pair have been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and taking a vehicle without consent after the police pursuit through Thanet.

The chase began at 00.15am after a white Vauxhall Corsa failed to stop for a police patrol after driving the wrong way around a roundabout at high speed in Broadstairs.

The Corsa sped through a number of red lights and drove at high speed through Ramsgate, Manston, Acol, Birchington and Margate, at one point driving the wrong way down the dual carriageway of the A28 Canterbury Road.

The police helicopter was deployed alongside a dog unit and police used two stingers, one on Margate Hill, Acol, and one in Manston Road, Manston.

The Corsa stopped in Priory Road, Ramsgate, just before 1am and the male driver and female front seat passenger fled. They were arrested nearby shortly afterwards.

The 26-year-old man, from the Ramsgate area, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, taking a vehicle without consent and possession of a controlled drug.

The 23-year-old woman, also from the Ramsgate area, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and taking a vehicle without consent.

Both are currently in police custody.

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