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VAN CRASH: Two men arrested following 'motorcycle theft' near Maidstone

Wednesday 20th October 2021

TWO men have been arrested in Maidstone after a suspected stolen motorbike was found in the rear of their van.

Officers tried to stop the suspicious blue Vauxhall van at around 10.40am on Monday, October 18.

The vehicle did not stop and continued into Otham Lane where it was involved in a collision with a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction.

Constables found a stolen motorbike in the back. They also seized a quantity of cannabis.

The driver and a passenger, both local men in their 20s, were arrested in connection with theft and possessing Class B drugs with intent to supply.

One was also detained on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and driving whilst unfit through drugs. 

Both men were later released pending further investigation.