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Essex crime: Parked cars damaged and destroyed in Rainham as police chase ends in crash

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A police chase ended on the London and Essex border late last night (Monday, July 19) when a motorist on the run from police crashed into several parked cars.

Met Police officers attempted to stop the vehicle at around 11.20pm close to New Road in Rainham, Greater London.

The motorist failed to stop for police and crashed into a series of stationary cars and vans, leaving great damage behind.

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Paramedics rushed the driver, a man in his 40s, to hospital, where his injuries aren’t thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

He has since been arrested by officers.

One resident on the road has told EssexLive that four vehicles have been damaged in the accident, with three considered write-offs.

Paramedics and the fire brigade attended the incident, which shut the road for hours.

Multiple cars have been severely damaged from the incident

Regarding the chase, a Met Police spokesperson said: “At approximately 11.20pm on Monday, 19 July, officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the vicinity of New Road in Rainham, Havering.

“The vehicle failed to stop and was involved in a collision with other stationary cars.

“London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were called and attended.

Cars have been left in states of total disrepair

Cars have been left in states of total disrepair

“The driver of the car, a male in his forties, sustained suspected head and leg injuries.

“He was taken to an east London hospital and his injuries were assessed as neither life-threatening or life-changing.

“He was arrested for driving offences and taken into custody.

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“Enquiries continue.

“The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed as is routine.”

Both the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade have been approached for comment.

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