Police chopper in car chase drama

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THE police helicopter swooped on Canvey to help catch a thief after a car was stolen from outside a home in Benfleet.

The crook made off with a blue Honda Civic that had been parked outside a home in Kingsmere, Benfleet, at about 9pm on Monday.

Shortly after, police officers on the ground spotted the car travelling along Canvey Way.

The helicopter was called in to circle the island after the thief abandoned the vehicle and ran off.

An Essex Police spokes-man said: “Police were contacted shortly after 9pm on Monday, December 2, following reports that a blue Honda Civic had been stolen from outside a house in Kingsmere, Benfleet.

“Officers spotted the car a short time later on Canvey Way, where the thief abandoned it and ran off.

“The police helicopter was deployed to help with the search for him.

“Shortly after 10pm a 23-year-old-man of no fixed address was arrested in Crescent Road, Canvey, on suspicion of theft.

“He is currently being questioned by officers in a police station in south Essex.”

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8:40pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Fcuk Da Police says...

Why would you go onto Canvey if your trying to make a getaway?! Your trapped on an Island! What a idiot!
Why would you go onto Canvey if your trying to make a getaway?! Your trapped on an Island! What a idiot! Fcuk Da Police

10:01pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Tich25 says...

I thought Honda Civics were a Grandad car so of coarse going on to Canvey and being young he was bound to be caught
I thought Honda Civics were a Grandad car so of coarse going on to Canvey and being young he was bound to be caught Tich25

10:34am Thu 5 Dec 13

returnoftheleftie says...

Tich25 wrote:
I thought Honda Civics were a Grandad car so of coarse going on to Canvey and being young he was bound to be caught
Reasonably easy to pinch, and it's a lot of scrap value if you have a place to cut it up into unrecognisable hunks.

Probably just a joyride though, and given that there aren't enough prison spaces he will probably be out nicking cars again soon.
[quote][p][bold]Tich25[/bold] wrote: I thought Honda Civics were a Grandad car so of coarse going on to Canvey and being young he was bound to be caught[/p][/quote]Reasonably easy to pinch, and it's a lot of scrap value if you have a place to cut it up into unrecognisable hunks. Probably just a joyride though, and given that there aren't enough prison spaces he will probably be out nicking cars again soon. returnoftheleftie

7:25pm Thu 5 Dec 13

John T Pharro says...

returnoftheleftie wrote:
Tich25 wrote:
I thought Honda Civics were a Grandad car so of coarse going on to Canvey and being young he was bound to be caught
Reasonably easy to pinch, and it's a lot of scrap value if you have a place to cut it up into unrecognisable hunks.

Probably just a joyride though, and given that there aren't enough prison spaces he will probably be out nicking cars again soon.
Not a "joyride" a car thief. If it was your car how happy would you be if stolen for a "joyride"?
[quote][p][bold]returnoftheleftie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tich25[/bold] wrote: I thought Honda Civics were a Grandad car so of coarse going on to Canvey and being young he was bound to be caught[/p][/quote]Reasonably easy to pinch, and it's a lot of scrap value if you have a place to cut it up into unrecognisable hunks. Probably just a joyride though, and given that there aren't enough prison spaces he will probably be out nicking cars again soon.[/p][/quote]Not a "joyride" a car thief. If it was your car how happy would you be if stolen for a "joyride"? John T Pharro

8:02pm Thu 5 Dec 13

whataday says...

No fixed address - maybe he was going to live in it on Canvey. Seriously though well done police for catching the scroat.
No fixed address - maybe he was going to live in it on Canvey. Seriously though well done police for catching the scroat. whataday

10:46pm Thu 5 Dec 13

returnoftheleftie says...

John T Pharro wrote:
returnoftheleftie wrote:
Tich25 wrote:
I thought Honda Civics were a Grandad car so of coarse going on to Canvey and being young he was bound to be caught
Reasonably easy to pinch, and it's a lot of scrap value if you have a place to cut it up into unrecognisable hunks.

Probably just a joyride though, and given that there aren't enough prison spaces he will probably be out nicking cars again soon.
Not a "joyride" a car thief. If it was your car how happy would you be if stolen for a "joyride"?
Calm down dear, it's a common term for stealing a car to thrash, I.E. when you don't have a plan to sell it on, part it out, or scrap it, which seemingly he didn't.

I wouldn't be happy if mine were stolen, but that's what having decent insurance is for
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]returnoftheleftie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tich25[/bold] wrote: I thought Honda Civics were a Grandad car so of coarse going on to Canvey and being young he was bound to be caught[/p][/quote]Reasonably easy to pinch, and it's a lot of scrap value if you have a place to cut it up into unrecognisable hunks. Probably just a joyride though, and given that there aren't enough prison spaces he will probably be out nicking cars again soon.[/p][/quote]Not a "joyride" a car thief. If it was your car how happy would you be if stolen for a "joyride"?[/p][/quote]Calm down dear, it's a common term for stealing a car to thrash, I.E. when you don't have a plan to sell it on, part it out, or scrap it, which seemingly he didn't. I wouldn't be happy if mine were stolen, but that's what having decent insurance is for returnoftheleftie

7:20am Fri 6 Dec 13

John T Pharro says...

returnoftheleftie wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
returnoftheleftie wrote:
Tich25 wrote:
I thought Honda Civics were a Grandad car so of coarse going on to Canvey and being young he was bound to be caught
Reasonably easy to pinch, and it's a lot of scrap value if you have a place to cut it up into unrecognisable hunks.

Probably just a joyride though, and given that there aren't enough prison spaces he will probably be out nicking cars again soon.
Not a "joyride" a car thief. If it was your car how happy would you be if stolen for a "joyride"?
Calm down dear, it's a common term for stealing a car to thrash, I.E. when you don't have a plan to sell it on, part it out, or scrap it, which seemingly he didn't.

I wouldn't be happy if mine were stolen, but that's what having decent insurance is for
However decent your insurance if your car was trashed and written off you would only get the market value always seems a lot less than the forecourt price and deduct any excess you have as well. I think you will be a lot unhappier than you imply.
[quote][p][bold]returnoftheleftie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]returnoftheleftie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tich25[/bold] wrote: I thought Honda Civics were a Grandad car so of coarse going on to Canvey and being young he was bound to be caught[/p][/quote]Reasonably easy to pinch, and it's a lot of scrap value if you have a place to cut it up into unrecognisable hunks. Probably just a joyride though, and given that there aren't enough prison spaces he will probably be out nicking cars again soon.[/p][/quote]Not a "joyride" a car thief. If it was your car how happy would you be if stolen for a "joyride"?[/p][/quote]Calm down dear, it's a common term for stealing a car to thrash, I.E. when you don't have a plan to sell it on, part it out, or scrap it, which seemingly he didn't. I wouldn't be happy if mine were stolen, but that's what having decent insurance is for[/p][/quote]However decent your insurance if your car was trashed and written off you would only get the market value always seems a lot less than the forecourt price and deduct any excess you have as well. I think you will be a lot unhappier than you imply. John T Pharro

2:42pm Fri 6 Dec 13

returnoftheleftie says...

Next to no excess, on a car that I paid less than market value for, and is inherently harder to nick than something you can do over with the right sized screwdriver. And, at the end of the day, it's just a thing, however useful it is.

Though I do thank you for your concern for my well being!
Next to no excess, on a car that I paid less than market value for, and is inherently harder to nick than something you can do over with the right sized screwdriver. And, at the end of the day, it's just a thing, however useful it is. Though I do thank you for your concern for my well being! returnoftheleftie

4:44pm Fri 6 Dec 13

planetdreamerdt says...

I was thinking more about the cost of the helicopter to find this car thief; probably he'll will get let off with a warning. I agree if it was a big robbery or murder, but an old car......
I was thinking more about the cost of the helicopter to find this car thief; probably he'll will get let off with a warning. I agree if it was a big robbery or murder, but an old car...... planetdreamerdt

7:54pm Fri 6 Dec 13

returnoftheleftie says...

planetdreamerdt wrote:
I was thinking more about the cost of the helicopter to find this car thief; probably he'll will get let off with a warning. I agree if it was a big robbery or murder, but an old car......
It's a ton+ of metal being driven at speed by someone who shouldn't be driving it, which does warrant the chopper time, but yes, with the prison service being chopped up and privatised rather than funded properly and expanded, expect a slap on the wrist
[quote][p][bold]planetdreamerdt[/bold] wrote: I was thinking more about the cost of the helicopter to find this car thief; probably he'll will get let off with a warning. I agree if it was a big robbery or murder, but an old car......[/p][/quote]It's a ton+ of metal being driven at speed by someone who shouldn't be driving it, which does warrant the chopper time, but yes, with the prison service being chopped up and privatised rather than funded properly and expanded, expect a slap on the wrist returnoftheleftie

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