Two arrested after police use stinger to stop stolen van

The vehicle was stopped on Red Bank Road at around 1.20am on 24 February after police spotted the stolen white van.

The vehicle was stopped on Red Bank Road at around 1.20am on 24 February after police spotted the stolen white van.

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Two people have been arrested after a stolen van was stopped by police using a stinger in Bispham, say police.

The vehicle was stopped on Red Bank Road at around 1.20am on 24 February after police spotted the stolen white van.

Police used what they described as "preemptive tactics" to intercept the vehicle and avoid a police chase.

A police spokesman said: "Wherever possible we try to avoid police pursuits of suspected stolen vehicles. Two people were detained as a result of this morning's operation and they are currently in police custody."

The van was reported stolen on 23 February from a property in Lytham.