Teens held after car chase across resort playing field

Police chased a BMW across Blackpool last night after it failed to stop.

Thursday, 13th October 2016, 10:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 7:57 pm
Two 16-year-olds were arrested after abandoning the BMW in North Shore (Pic: Lancashire Road Police)

Officers had tried to pull the black 318i over in Exchange Street, North Shore, after they saw its occupants ‘acting suspiciously’ at around 10.45pm, but it instead sped off.

They pursued it across Claremont playing fields towards Devonshire Road, down Waverley Avenue, and onto Warbreck Hill Road.

Police say it finally stopped in Armadale Road, off Warbreck Hill Road, at 10.50pm, around two miles from where the chase started five minutes earlier.

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One neighour described seeing a dark coloured car being chased across Claremont field, behind Claremont Community Primary School.

“I could still hear sirens and then the police helicopter but couldn’t see much else,” she said.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said no chopper was involved in the chase and was in the air on a separate matter.

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has been contacted for a comment.

* Two 16-year-olds have been arrested in connection with last night’s chase. One was held on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking.

The other was arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and drink/drug driving.

Both remain in custody this morning.