Brighton biker arrested after A27 chase

Posted On 30 Jun 2019 at 8:56 pm

A biker from Brighton has been arrested after a police chase along the A27.

A police helicopter tracked the motorcycle from about 4.15pm on Friday (28 June) until officers on the ground used a tyre puncturing “stop stick” close to Shoreham airport.

Sussex Police said on Friday evening: “About 4.15pm, police received a report of dangerous driving in Brighton from the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter.

“NPAS pursued the motorcyclist, who travelled westbound on the A27 towards Lancing, before returning eastbound on the same road.

“Throughout the pursuit, NPAS maintained sight of the vehicle and provided running commentary to Sussex Police to enable the force to deploy officers on the ground.

“Police then used a Stop Stick to bring the motorcycle to a safe stop close to the junction with Hoe Court.

“No injuries were sustained and minimal damage was caused to the vehicle.

“A 47-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop when required by police, dangerous driving and driving without a valid licence.

“He remains in custody at this stage.”

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