Thief sparks park chase

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THE police helicopter was scrambled above Stanley Park as officers hunted a trio of runaway thieves.

THE police helicopter was scrambled above Stanley Park as officers hunted a trio of runaway thieves.

The men had allegedly been burgling a house on Normoss Avenue, Blackpool.

They fled in the direction of Stanley Park at around 5pm yesterday.

A 15-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were later arrested on suspicion of burglary.

A third suspect, a 43-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer, burglary and theft.

All three, who are from the Blackpool area, were today being questioned.