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Teenager arrested following police chase after moped drives wrong way down the road

A 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motorcycle, dangerous driving, failure to stop, driving without insurance and driving without license. Picture: Met Police

A 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motorcycle, dangerous driving, failure to stop, driving without insurance and driving without license. Picture: Met Police

Met Police

A teenager has been arrested after a moped drove down the wrong side of the road and nearly collided with a lorry, sparking a high-speed police chase.

A teenager has been arrested after a moped drove down the wrong side of the road and nearly collided with a lorry, sparking a high-speed police chase.

On Wednesday, June 17 at 11.30am, police say a driver, first spotted on the Islington junction of Camden Road and York Way, mounted pavements, sped through red lights and again drove down the wrong side of the road as he tried to escape Met officers in pursuit.

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The chase was reportedly initiated after the moped turned right on an ahead-only road, causing a heavy goods vehicle to swerve to avoid a crash.

A 17-year-old was arrested in North Villas, Camden on suspicion of theft of a motorcycle, dangerous driving, failure to stop, driving without insurance and driving without license.

The suspect remains in police custody.

Police Sergeant Tony McGovern said the the situation was brought “safely and professionally to a conclusion”.

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