Hitchin police chase ends with drugs-related arrests

PUBLISHED: 17:31 20 April 2019 | UPDATED: 07:39 24 April 2019

Two men were arrested after a police chase ended in Hitchin's Walsworth Road on Friday night. Picture: Archant

Two men were arrested after a police chase ended in Hitchin's Walsworth Road on Friday night. Picture: Archant

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Two 22-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of drugs-related offences after a police chase between Hitchin and Luton late last night.

Two men were arrested after a police chase ended in Hitchin's Walsworth Road on Friday night. Picture: ArchantTwo men were arrested after a police chase ended in Hitchin's Walsworth Road on Friday night. Picture: Archant

Officers on patrol in Hitchin spotted a BMW coupe which had been linked to alleged drug dealing, signalling for the car to stop.

Instead, the BMW set off – heading from Hitchin into Luton via several villages, before travelling back into Hitchin after police carried out a sting.

A police helicopter from the National Police Air Service, the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Armed Policing Unit, BCH Road Policing Unit and the BCH Dog Unit, drugs intervention team and members of the Special Constabulary were all involved in the operation.

The BMW was abandoned in Hitchin, with the occupants making off on foot.

Two men were arrested after a police chase ended in Hitchin's Walsworth Road on Friday night. Picture: ArchantTwo men were arrested after a police chase ended in Hitchin's Walsworth Road on Friday night. Picture: Archant

Two men, both 22, were subsequently arrested in Walsworth Road, with officers conducting a search of the nearby area and seizing packages which are suspected to be drugs.

One of the men was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop when direction by police, and possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

The other man was arrested on suspicion of taking a motor vehicle without the owner's consent, being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug and possession with intent to supply drugs.

Both men remain in police custody today.

This white BMW was involved in a police chase in Hitchin last night. Picture: BCH Road Policing UnitThis white BMW was involved in a police chase in Hitchin last night. Picture: BCH Road Policing Unit

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