Two men arrested following pursuit of suspected stolen car through Wirral and Cheshire

Officers have arrested two men following the pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle in Wirral on Monday, 5 April.

At around 1.30pm, patrols were sent to New Chester Road, near to the Queensway tunnel, Birkenhead, following a sighting of a suspected stolen Ford Fiesta. Merseyside and Cheshire officers, supported by the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter, pursued the car, which was subsequently stopped in Ellesmere Port.

Two men were detained at the scene.

A 27-year-old man from Litherland was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. He was taken to a police station for questioning and has now been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

A 29-year-old man from Netherton was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary; theft of a motor vehicle; drug driving. He remains under investigation for these matters but has been recalled to prison after his licence was revoked.

Suspect burglary or drug driving where you are? You can pass information via our social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter, 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

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