A CAR stolen during a house burglary was involved in a pursuit near York at the weekend.

Officers tried to stop the driver at around 8am on Sunday after spotting the car on the outskirts of York but the driver led them on a pursuit.

The vehicle collided with another car before crashing into a tree near the Knavesmire.

North Yorkshire Police said: "Police searched the stolen car and found jewellery, which is also believed to have been stolen from a house in South Yorkshire.

"A man in his 20s who has connections with York was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of numerous crimes, including burglary, vehicle theft and driving offences.

"He was later handed over to South Yorkshire Police, which is leading the investigation.

"Nobody was injured during the incident."