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Dramatic scenes as lorry rams police car after theft near Edinburgh Way

Crime / Wed 7th Feb 2018 at 11:25am

Temple Bank

ESSEX Police has arrested two people after officers were in pursuit of a stolen Arctic lorry that was used during a theft in Harlow.

Essex Police received reports that the vehicle was used to ram gates at a business in Temple Bank, Harlow, at around 11.15pm yesterday (Tuesday, February 6).

Two suspects then stole a skip and drove off.

The police quickly located the lorry, gave pursuit and signalled for the vehicle to stop without success.

The vehicle was then used to ram a police car with officers suffering minor injuries before a stinger was successfully deployed.

The suspects decamped in Blake Hall Road, Ongar, at around 11.35pm and following a search of the area using police dogs and our helicopter located them.

A 23-year-old man from Laindon was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal a motor vehicle and a 29-year-old man from Hockley was arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified, theft of a motor vehicle, theft and failing to stop. They remain in custody for questioning.

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