Police chase into Kempston ends in arrest

Police Chantry Road, Kemspton 18 July
Credit: Carlos Linnett/Twitter

A dramatic police chase from Bedford into Kempston this morning (18 July) has ended with an arrest.

Police officers spotted a suspicious vehicle on Ampthill Road, Bedford just before midday and signalled them to stop.

When they failed to do so they pursued the vehicle where it was finally stopped on Chantry Road, Kempston.

Witnesses described the vehicle crashing into a bollard and multiple vehicles and armed officers on the scene.

A man was arrested on suspicion of a number of driving offences.

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