100mph M20 ‘chase’ was a po­lice train­ing ex­er­cise

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A dra­matic high-speed chase wit­nessed by mo­torists on the M20 be­tween Maid­stone and Ash­ford was ac­tu­ally a po­lice driver train­ing ex­er­cise.

That was the in­no­cent ex­pla­na­tion for the 100mph plus pur­suit along the mo­tor­way on Tues­day morn­ing. The chase along the coast­bound stretch of the M20 be­tween Maid­stone and Ash­ford re­port­edly saw of­fi­cers leap out of the way of a speed­ing Skoda Octavia.

One driver who saw it said: “It was the most adren­a­line-fu­elled high-speed chase you will ever see. A dark blue Skoda Octavia was be­ing chased by four po­lice cars at least 100mph.

“The way it was all man­aged was ex­cel­lent, it was like some­thing out of a movie.

“At one point the car swerved on to the hard shoul­der and of­fi­cers had to run into the road to avoid it.”

The mo­torist said the pur­sued ve­hi­cle stopped just be­fore the junc­tion 9 turn-off for Ash­ford.

A po­lice spokesman con­firmed it was a train­ing ex­er­cise.

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