Two 16-year-old boys arrested after high-speed police chase through Dagenham
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Police arrested two teenagers on Saturday after a high-speed car chase in Dagenham.
The vehicle, a black Mercedes, sped through traffic lights and down residential roads after reportedly failing to stop for officers at about 6pm.
Supported by a police helicopter, officers from the Met’s East Area Command Unit pursued the vehicle until the Marston Avenue junction with Trefgarne Road, where the occupants got out and fled.
Two 16-year-olds, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were arrested nearby, one for aggravated taking and driving away (TDA)
driving with no insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a driving licence; the other allowing himself to be carried in a vehicle taken without consent and cannabis possession.
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They were taken to an east London police station and later released under investigation.
Road closures were in place while the vehicle was recovered.
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