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Motorcyclist arrested following A27 pursuit

News   •   Jun 28, 2019 17:54 BST

About 4.15pm on Friday 28 June, police received a report of dangerous driving in Brighton from the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter.

NPAS pursued the motorcyclist, who travelled westbound on the A27 towards Lancing, before returning eastbound on the same road.

Throughout the pursuit, NPAS maintained sight of the vehicle and provided running commentary to Sussex Police to enable the force to deploy officers on the ground.

Police then used a Stop Stick to bring the motorcycle to a safe stop close to the junction with Hoe Court. No injuries were sustained and minimal damage was caused to the vehicle.

A 47-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop when required by police, dangerous driving and driving without a valid licence. He remains in custody at this stage.

Author: Sam Satchell
Ref: SXP54943/2019