Two men arrested following police chase in Worthing

Two men have been arrested following a short police pursuit in Worthing.

Officers on patrol in The Boulevard became aware of a vehicle of interest, which failed to stop, about 5pm today (Saturday, July 25).

Police said a pursuit ensued, during which the grey BMW collided with a number of other vehicles, resulting in minor injuries to three members of the public.

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It then crashed in Palatine Road, where the sole passenger, a 30-year-old man from Worthing, was detained and arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking.

Police at the scene. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-200725-194515001

Police said he remains in custody.

The driver, identified as a 37-year-old man from Hove, decamped and made off from the scene, but was located in Frobisher Close a short time later.

Police added a Taser was deployed to safely detain and arrest him, and he has been taken to hospital as a precaution, under police supervision.

A police officer on foot was struck by a van as he searched for the suspect, and sustained minor injuries.

Police cars at the scene. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-200725-194502001

Sussex Police said he has also been taken to hospital as a precaution.

A section of Palatine Road has been temporarily closed as enquiries continue.

Police would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding at this time.

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The police chase ended in Palantine Road. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-200725-194449001

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