Car Goes Off Cliff In Police Chase

7 February 2019, 13:39

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A car, being chased by police, has gone off of a cliff in Ramsgate and crashed into a building.

Officers started to pursue the silver Peugeot 207 when it failed to stop for them in Northdown Road at around 12.20AM.

Around five minutes later, the car was driven from Albert Road across Victoria Parde, where it hit a barrier.

The vehicle carried on through the barrier and down the cliff.

It ened up on Marina Road, after a building was damaged along the way.

Officers were joined at the scene by the Kent Fire and Rescue Service, the South East Coast Ambulance Service and the coastguard.

The driver, aged in his 30s, was taken to a London hospital where he was treated for serious injuries before being discharged.

He was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs, and remains in police custody.

Detectives want to speak to anyone who saw what happened.

Kent Police says it's referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.