Romford man arrested after car chase on A127 and M25

A man has been arrested after a car failed to stop for officers and damaged a number of police cars as it tried to evade officers at speeds of up to 100mph in the early hours of this morning, Saturday 22 April.

The vehicle, a black Jaguar, was initially seen shortly after 4am being driven erratically on the A127 towards Southend. It had collided with the central reservation before entering the city on Victoria Avenue.

When officers initially attempted to stop the vehicle, it collided with their vehicle.

Soon after, the vehicle was driven through a red light in Queensway and was close to colliding with pedestrians.

Officers then located the vehicle in a car park off Coleman Street. When they approached, the Jaguar was driven at the police vehicle.

It then continued to be drive on the London-bound A127 and entered the M25.

Working with colleagues in the Metropolitan Police Service, officers were able to remain close to the vehicle as it continued to attempt to evade police.

The Jaguar left the M25 at Brentwood and continued towards the town.

Officers eventually brought the Jaguar to a stop by which time it was completely missing its front driver side tyre while the front passenger wheel had completely unattached.

A 45-year-old man from Romford was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and failing to provide a breath test.


Mick Ferris

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