Two arrested after police pursuit near the Capitol Centre

Police pursued the occupants of the van who were later arrested

Police pursued the occupants of the van who were later arrested

Two men were arrested after a dramatic police pursuit near the Capitol Centre.

Police stopped a white LDV van in London Road, Walton-le-Dale at around 10.20pm on Wednesday, 1 March.

Two men made off from the vehicle and officers pursued the men on foot, say police.

The men were later captured and detained by police.

A police spokesman said: "An 18-year-old man from Accrington was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and a 19-year-old man from Accrington was arrested on suspicion of theft."

Both men are currently in custody.