Two arrested after police pursuit ends at A27 near Selmeston

Two people were arrested following a police pursuit yesterday evening (Sunday) which ended at the A27 near Selmeston and saw several vehicles damaged.

The drama, which saw four police cars damaged, unfolded when officers were alerted to a grey Transit van that was being driven erratically in North Street, Brighton around 3.45pm. A few minutes later it was spotted by police, but drove off.

During the 15 mile pursuit it collided with a number of vehicles. It was finally brought to a halt using stop sticks to puncture its wheels at the Drusillas roundabout about 4.15pm.

Chief Inspector Jayne Dando said, “Thankfully, nobody was injured in this incident, but it has caused a fair amount of disruption along the route and it was necessary to close the A27 at Selmeston for a while in order to remove the damaged vehicles.

“I appreciate that this was an inconvenience on a nice, sunny Sunday afternoon and I should like to thank everyone for their patience while this was carried out.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 987 of 02/06.”

A 35-year-old man from West Drayton was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving under the influence of drink or drugs, failing to stop and theft.

A 25-year-old man from Slough was arrested on suspicion of being carried in a stolen vehicle.