The police helicopter, drone and dog unit successfully assisted officers from the Rural Task Force to locate a man who reportedly made off from police in Sittingbourne.
Officers were patrolling Chestnut Street, Borden shortly before 5pm on Saturday 20th November 2021 when they noticed a suspicious vehicle. As it came to a stop the officers got out and approached the van at which point it is said the suspect vehicle rammed the police car four times. The driver then made off on foot into a nearby woods.
The police helicopter, drone and dog unit were used to search for the suspect and he was located nearby and arrested.
A man in his forties was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police, theft of a motor vehicle, theft, dangerous driving, going equipped and assaulting an emergency worker.
He has been released on police bail pending further investigation – which is a bit of a concern if he is in the mindset to ram police cars and endanger police officers at will!
Also, how much did it cost the police to launch a helicopter, drone and dog unit? The penalty should at least cover the costs of this exercise. If the fine is less than that then we really need to rethink our penal system!