Two teenagers have been arrested by Operation Venice officers in north London.
At 4.48pm on Wednesday, 15 April officers from the Met’s Operation Venice team on patrol in High Road, NW10 identified a Ford Mondeo travelling in front of them as stolen.
As officers attempted to stop the vehicle it made off and travelled along Dog Lane and onto the approach of the A406 westbound.
As the Mondeo entered the carriageway it collided with two other vehicles causing it to spin and crash into the nearside kerb.
A quantity of suspected Class B drugs and a machete were found inside the vehicle.
A 16-year-old male was arrested at the scene. An 18-year-old male was arrested in Dog Lane, Neasden shortly after.
Both were arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle theft, possession of an offensive weapon and conspiracy to supply Class B drugs (cannabis).
They have been taken to a west London police station where they remain in custody.
This incident was supported by officers from the Met’s Dog Support Unit and the National Police Air Service (NPAS).
PC Alan Pearce from Operation Venice said: “Officers from Operation Venice will continue to work with colleagues across the Met to prevent and detect criminality across London, even during these challenging times. I am pleased that no one was seriously injured during this incident and that a dangerous weapon has been taken off the streets.”