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Suspected car thief rescued and arrested after getting stuck in mud

PUBLISHED: 16:37 20 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:38 20 November 2013

A man arrested on suspicion of stealing a car was caught after a lifeboat rescued him from mud at Gravesend Town Pier in the early hours of this morning.

The man, 27, was taken to Darent Valley Hospital after the RNLI boat was called out to assist with finding him.

The South East Coast ambulance service was alerted to the incident at 3am and treated the man at the scene.

A spokesman said: “He was not suffering from any particular injuries but he was suffering from the effects of the cold and the water.

“He was conscious and breathing.”

Kent Police had been called out at 1.35am to Struttons Avenue, Northfleet, where they conducted an area search after hearing reports of criminal damage in progress.

The man is now in custody along with another man, 27, who was also arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

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