Three men in their twenties have been arrested following a high-speed chase along the streets and roads of Lytham St.Anne’s. The chase commenced at 8.30 p.m. last night near Squires Gate Industrial Park after the driver of a stolen Range Rover sped off at speed from the Police.
The stolen Range Rover travelled at speed along Common Edge Road and Queensway towards Lytham, continuing along Church Road, past Lowther Gardens, through Market Square and down Clifton Street and Warton Street. The Police Helicopter tracked the journey of the speeding car.
Police blocked the road near Lytham Quays and the car was brought to a halt. Two men were immediately arrested. A third man ran way, but was later likewise arrested. Police say the three men, all in their twenties, are from Walsall.
A police spokesman said: ‘Patrols on duty in the area at around 8.40pm signalled for a Range Rover to stop close to Squires Gate Industrial Estate in Blackpool, however the driver made off. The vehicle was followed towards Lytham driving at speeds of up to 70mph in a 30mph zone, as well as driving down the wrong side of a dual carriageway. The car was eventually brought to a tactical stop on Preston Road. Two men aged 25 and 26, from Walsall, were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. A third man, aged 24 and also from Walsall, was arrested on suspicion of taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. All are currently in custody.’