Man arrested after motorway chase

A man was arrested after leading police on a 140mph chase on the M25 in Surrey. Officers from the Roads Policing Unit, supported by the Surrey Police helicopter, pursued the car - a silver BMW coupe - on to the eastbound carriage of the motorway at 2.40am.

But the high speeds were so dangerous they backed away and stopped thepursuit. A rolling road block was put in place at Junction 6, slowing other traffic, andofficers were eventually able to contain and stop the car.

The driver, a 36-year-old man from London, was arrested on suspicion of failingto stop for police and dangerous driving. The motorway was closed for about 10 minutes while the car was recovered and the carriageway cleared of debris.

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