Two men were sentenced for drug offences following a dramatic chase last through Kingston last year.

In a statement released by Kingston Met Police Service (MPS) and posted to the force's Facebook page, police said that the men had been arrested following a pursuit in Kingston that took place last year (October 16, 2018).

A spokesperson described how both men had attempted to flee police after their vehicle was stopped in Kingston.

"On 16th October 2018, plain clothes officers from the proactive team stopped a silver VW Passat in Kingston.

"As the vehicle stopped, one of its occupants jumped out and ran off. The VW Passat then drove away at speed."

"Officers chased both the runner and the car and successfully stopped both."

Police added that one of the men who was sentenced, Mr Hamilton, had attempted to discard a bag containing Class A drugs while he fled from police.

"As (Mr Hamilton) ran from the car he was seen to discard a plastic bag containing heroin and crack cocaine with a street value of £6500. He and the three males still in the car were arrested for Possession with Intent to Supply Class A Drugs.

"Following a thorough investigation, Hamilton (18) and Kashka Bryan (21) were charged with Possession with Intent to Supply Class A Drugs, specifically crack cocaine and heroin," Kingston MPS said.

Both men were subsequently found guilty and sentenced on April 15.

Mr Hamilton was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment and Mr Bryan to 5 and a half years.