Car Chase, JCB digger stolen from Bexley leads to unusual Police chase

A man who stole a JCB digger from Bexley, South London started an unusual Police chase through the streets of Erith.

Police were originally called to Bexley at 1am after reports that a JCB digger had been stolen. The Police eventually tracked down the digger to Northend Road in Erith.

Local residents reported the Police helicopter flying overhead as the MET searched for the missing machine.


A 34 year old man has been arrested for stealing the vehicle after he pulled in. He is currently being held for burglary and theft of a motor vehicle. It’s been discovered that the man is also wanted for two previous instances of theft.

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