An Orpington man was arrested after crashing a car during a police pursuit through Crockenhill last night.

A spokesman for Kent Police has said: "Kent Police was called at 8.30pm on June 23 to a reported theft from a Co-Op store in Swanley High Street.

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Daltons Road crash, Crockenhill. Credit: Kent Police Sevenoaks

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"A vehicle driven by the suspect drove away from police when requested to stop and was later involved in a collision in Dalton's Road, Crockenhill.

"The driver, a man aged 29 from Orpington, was arrested and remains in custody."

A tweeted posted from the Kent Police Sevenoaks unit noted that an arresting officer was also assaulted during the fracas.