Police Arrest Teenage Joyriders Following A 10-Mile Chase Through London And Essex

Four teenagers, two boys aged 15 and two girls aged 14 were arrested after police officers followed an Audi saloon car through the streets of London and Essex on Saturday morning

The pursuit was authorised with the support of the National Police Air Service and the teenagers were arrested on suspicion of aggravated taking and driving away of a vehicle after the stopped on Langston Road in Chigwell, Essex.

Armed police forced the car to stop and surrounded it, bringing the ten mile chase to an end. Police smashed the car window with a rifle and dragged the teenagers from the car after the high-speed chase in Loughton.

The boys were arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and suspicion of robbery. The girls were also arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and allowing themselves to be carried in a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

The chase ensued after police tried to pull over the car in Enfield, North London over an ongoing investigation into an alleged knife robbery.

The driver did not stop and police were forced to pursue the vehicle. The teenage driver left a trail of destruction in his bid to escape after smashing into a number of vehicles. There were no reported injuries

Police say that the teenage suspects have been taken to various police stations where they remain in custody. Inquiries into the incident continue.