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Helicopter called in during Farnham police pursuit

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Helicopter called in during Farnham police pursuit

Published at 6:08pm 16th January 2018. (Updated at 10:31am 17th January 2018)

Two men and a teenage boy have been arrested after a failed attempt to steal a van in Farnham.

They tried to take the Ford Transit from an address in Boundstone Road at around 2pm on Monday (January 15). 

Police were called to the scene, following reports that two people wearing balaclavas and attempted the theft.

The van had a trailer with a digger on.

It was driven a short distance, then abandoned by the two males.

A second vehicle, a BMW, which was following the van proceeded to pick up the individuals.

Just after 2.15pm, officers then spotted a different vehicle, a Suzuki Vitara, on Oxenden Road in Tongham that had three occupants wearing balaclavas.

Officers pursued the vehicle, as it made its way to Seale just south of the A31.

The three suspects left the vehicle on Totford Lane and attempted to escape on foot.

Officers continued their pursuit on foot through thick mud and were assisted by helicopter and dog support.

The suspects were tracked and were located in a field where they were detained shortly before 3.15pm.

Two men, both 26, and a teenage boy aged 17, were arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and traffic offences and have been released under investigation.


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