Police chase comes to a head in Hampton Court Road
By adam_leone | Monday, January 07, 2013, 14:23
Three men suspected of burgling a house in Walton-on-Thames crashed in Hampton Court after being pursued by police.
Officers were called on Saturday morning to reports of a break-in on Sidney Road in Walton-on-Thames, where three suspects were seen in a silver car.
A vehicle matching the description given was was then spotted in Hurst Road, West Molesey.
However, the driver failed to stop for police and authority was given to pursue the vehicle.
When a stinger was deployed the vehicle was brought to a stop in Hampton Court Road, where it collided with a lamppost.
A trio of men then made for the gardens in the local area.
A helicopter was soon deployed to find the men along with a dog unit as well as officers from the Met and Surrey police.
One man was arrested in Hampton Court Road and another man was arrested in Bushy Hill Park.
The two men, aged 22 and 23, have been interviewed and released on bail until 13 February whilst enquiries continue.
Following an extensive search, the property stolen in the burglary, which included sentimental jewellery and mobile phones, was recovered in the Hampton Court area and has been returned to the victim.
Detective Constable Jon Rees, investigating, said: "I would urge anyone who saw any part of this incident or anyone behaving suspiciously in these areas to get in touch immediately, particularly if they witnessed the males running away from the silver car."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference EL/13/118. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously on independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.