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MYSTERY surrounds a convoy of eight police Land Rovers escorting a prison van through the News Shopper area while the police helicopter flew overhead yesterday (August 5).

People took to Facebook to report the sighting as it made its way through Orpington at about 4pm yesterday afternoon.

Annie Miah wrote: “Be someone high profile! The front car stopped the traffic at the top of spur road to keep the line together. Every traffic light was green for them aswell- handy and we were behind it!”

Charmaine Baker commented: “Just seen these going by 5 arches. Whole road has hewn stopped and the helicopter and land rovers blue lighting the black prison van.”

And Julie Trott Price said: “The police escort come past catford and downham I wana no who it was.”

Clare Ryan added: “Don’t know who it is but they are leaving from Biggin Hill airport!!!!”

And on Twitter Mrs ABM @AmieKateBM17h said: “@Kent_999s bexleyheath police helicopter, car 3 police range rovers and a blue police van down Brampton road what’s going on??”

Did you see the police convoy? Call the newsroom on 01689 885725 orclick here to email us your pictures.

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