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Two arrested after car driven at police in Dagenham before crashing in Barking

PUBLISHED: 17:28 22 January 2018 | UPDATED: 21:27 22 January 2018

Two males have ben arrested following the incident in the early hours of this morning. Picture credit: Twitter@MPSBarkDag.

Two males have ben arrested following the incident in the early hours of this morning. Picture credit: Twitter@MPSBarkDag.

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This is the scene of a crash in Barking which ended a police chase where officers on foot were driven at after their vehicle was rammed.

Two men have been arrested following the road smash in Northern Relief Road, Barking, on Sunday at around 3am.

The pursuit began after two men were seen torching a car in Longbridge Road, Barking, before they sped off when approached by police.

As they fled they crashed into a police car and as the officers tried to chase on foot they were driven at.

The car continued through Dagenham before crashing – the two occupants were arrested.

Both men are currently in custody at a police station after being held on suspicion of several offences including arson with the intent to endanger life, attempted GBH on the police officers and dangerous driving.

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