A driver has been arrested after a police chase involving a helicopter through Dagenham on Thursday night. 

Police received a report of a stolen vehicle in Warley Avenue at around 11.30pm January 5. 

A pursuit was authorised and ensued through surrounding streets, before the driver left the vehicle in Whalebone Lane. Police said the car was subsequently involved in a collision with other vehicles. 

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A police spokesperson said with help from a police helicopter, the driver was eventually arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and failing to stop.