Policeman plunges into freezing Hitchin town centre pond as two suspects are chased following nightclub incident

Police arrested two men after a police chase ended in Hitchin this morning

Police arrested two men after a police chase ended in Hitchin this morning - Credit: Archant

There was drama in the centre of Hitchin in the early hours of this morning as a police chase eventually saw two men arrested following an incident in a nightclub.

Officers pursued a black Range Rover into the town after two men drove off from a Bedfordshire night spot.

The men made their way into Hitchin before they halted the car on Elmside Walk off Bedford Road just after 5am today, where one man made off on foot.

The man was eventually caught near to the marshy pond on Butts Close, but not before a policeman fell into the freezing cold water.

Police confirmed to the Comet both men were subsequently arrested and taken to custody in Luton.

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An eyewitness said: “We were woken just after 5am by a large bang. I saw a black Ranger Rover and I counted at least seven squad cars and a minimum of 13 policeman. “One man had locked himself in the car while another ran away.

“I think one particular policeman wasn’t aware of the marshy bog in Butts Close when he gave chase, as he came back soaked up to his chest.

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“I’m not shaken but you don’t expect something like this to happen in the centre of Hitchin.”

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