A 30-YEAR-OLD man was arrested for shoplifting after the theft of tracksuit bottoms from a sports store resulted in a police chase.

Three pairs of Adidas tracksuit bottoms were stolen from Sports Direct, in East Street, Darlington, at about 9.30am today (Monday, May 19).

Staff raised the alarm and gave chase, along with PC Jane Muir, of Darlington Police.

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The suspect was arrested and taken into custody for questioning.

A member of the public recovered the stolen items in nearby Brunswick Street.