Police pursuit involving helicopter in Orpington ends with arrests

Police officer  gave chase to two men wearing  balaclava on a stolen moped in Orpington this morning (Wednesday January 8th).

The bike was two up is understood to have jumped a red light and went flying off on the busy  High street in Orpington  at about 11am.

Six Marked, Two unmarked Police vehicles from the Met where involved in the pursuit.  A request was made to the National Air support service who provided  a helicopter due to the men not wearing helmets.


Following a short pursuit around the  street of Orpington Two men were detained by officers after decamping from the bike  and making off on foot in Knoll Rise in the town.

The Met Police have been approached for comment.


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