Man held after police chase in Hartlepool

A police car on Thetford Road involved in the incident
A police car on Thetford Road involved in the incident

A man has been arrested after a car chase in Hartlepool.

The suspect was detained on Catcote Road, in the Fens area of town, after a 30-minute pursuit involving numerous police vehicles and the force helicopter.

The incident began at around 1.25pm on Monday and came to an end just before 2pm.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said: “Police were involved in a pursuit in the Hartlepool area and a man has been detained.”

A black Skoda Fabia has also been recovered.

It is not yet known what offence the man has been arrested for.