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Police ram man driving wrong way down A406 in Ilford after high speed chase

PUBLISHED: 08:27 02 October 2017 | UPDATED: 08:50 02 October 2017

Essex Police stopped a man on the A406 in Ilford, after chasing him down the M11. They were forced to ram him into the side of the road when he drove the wrong way down the carriageway. Picture: @EP_RPU_South

Essex Police stopped a man on the A406 in Ilford, after chasing him down the M11. They were forced to ram him into the side of the road when he drove the wrong way down the carriageway. Picture: @EP_RPU_South

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Police have captured a wanted man by ramming his car as he drove the wrong way down the Ilford flyover, after a high speed chase down the M11 and A406.

Essex Police had pursued the man into London on Saturday, and two pursuit officers were quick to react when he began driving along the wrong carriageway in Ilford.

They rammed the car into the concrete walls on the side of the road at around 3.45pm, which stopped the driver protecting other road users.

As the pictures show the police car also was damaged, crashing as part of the manoeuvre.

Officers later confirmed on Twitter that they were not injured.

Essex Police stopped a car that was driving the wrong way down the A406. Picture: Paresh BagmarEssex Police stopped a car that was driving the wrong way down the A406. Picture: Paresh Bagmar

The man was arrested on suspicion of assault, dangerous driving and failing to stop.

A Met Police spokesman added: “There was contact between the Essex Police vehicle and the car.

“An ambulance was called and the driver of the car was taken to hospital as a precaution. His injuries are not believed to be serious.”

Road closures were in place, however they were lifted over the course of the evening.


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