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Updated: The pursuit continued into Barking Park where the driver jumped into a lake before being detained by officers

A large presence of emergency vehicles can be seen assembled at the Barking Boating Lake on Longbridge Road Barking. Officers from the MET Police, Paramedics HART team from London Ambulance service and a swift water rescue team from the London Fire service were called just before Midnight on Saturday to the adventure area following reports of a person have foolishly attempted to cross the lake that has frozen over and fallen through into the water Firefighters in dry suits in a boat with HART paramedics are using a thermal imaging camera in an attempt to locate the outstanding person.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said:

Updated: The Pursuit Continued Into Barking Park Where The Driver Jumped Into A Lake Before Being Detained By Officers

“We were called yesterday (9 December) at 11:55pm to reports of an incident at the junction between Longbridge Road and Wilmington Gardens, Barking.

Updated: The Pursuit Continued Into Barking Park Where The Driver Jumped Into A Lake Before Being Detained By Officers

“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an incident response officers, a medic in a fast response car, and members of our hazardous area response unit (HART).

Updated: The Pursuit Continued Into Barking Park Where The Driver Jumped Into A Lake Before Being Detained By Officers

“We treated one man at the scene.”

Updated: The Pursuit Continued Into Barking Park Where The Driver Jumped Into A Lake Before Being Detained By Officers

A spokesman for the Met Police said: At 11.29pm on Friday, 9 December officers on patrol in Park Avenue, Ilford attempted to stop a vehicle.

Updated: The Pursuit Continued Into Barking Park Where The Driver Jumped Into A Lake Before Being Detained By Officers

The driver failed to stop and made off. At 11.36pm, in nearby Lawson Close, he left his vehicle and fled on foot, pursued by officers.

Updated: The Pursuit Continued Into Barking Park Where The Driver Jumped Into A Lake Before Being Detained By Officers

The pursuit continued into Barking Park where the driver jumped into a lake before being detained by officers.

Updated: The Pursuit Continued Into Barking Park Where The Driver Jumped Into A Lake Before Being Detained By Officers

He was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of class B drugs and other related driving offences.

He was assessed by the London Ambulance Service due to having been in the water in very cold temperatures before being taken into custody.

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