Four arrested following Hartlepool police chase

Van failed to stop for police in Hartlepool.
Van failed to stop for police in Hartlepool.

A vehicle and on foot police chase in Hartlepool resulted in four people being arrested.

A van failed to stop for police in the Fens area of Hartlepool yesterday and a pursuit occured.

A spokesman for Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit, said: "The vehicle was abandoned and a number of males made off, pursued by officers on foot and PD Elsa.

"Ten minutes later four males were under arrest, one having had a very close encounter with Elsa."

He said inquiries are ongoing to identify the driver, all four have been bailed in relation to the offence.

Two of the males were also wanted on suspicion of assault and one of those males was also wanted on a prison recall so was returned to Holme House to serve the remainder of a sentence from a previous offence.