Two Brighton teenagers arrested after car chase down A23

Posted On 24 Nov 2016 at 1:27 pm

Two teenagers from Brighton have been arrested after a car chase down the A23 in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 24 November).

Sussex Police said that a number of police units combined to pursue and arrest the suspected car thieves.

The force said: “Shortly after 2am Sussex Police were alerted to a black Range Rover travelling south on the A23 near Gatwick Airport, reported stolen from Battersea, south London.

“Its driver became aware of a following police patrol and set off at high speed, using various roads, including the A2300 and the A272, in a bid to throw off his pursuers.

“A National Police Air Service helicopter attended and tracked the vehicle back to the A23, heading south towards Pyecombe.

“There it was abandoned by its driver and a passenger who both ran off on foot. Officers quickly detained the passenger but the driver continued into countryside near Poynings.

“He was tracked by the helicopter and shortly before 3am was seized by a police dog and handler.

“Two men, both aged 18 and both from Brighton, have been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. Both currently remain in police custody.”

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