Cleveland Police dog, Elsa, traced a reported suspect in a wooded area in Middlesbrough last night (Tuesday).

Police were called to a report of a suspected stolen vehicle on Maldon Road in Middlesbrough last night, (Tuesday, June 30).

On police arrival, no vehicle was located but a suspicious rider of a moped caught the attention of officers.

The rider reportedly made off on foot into a nearby wooded area and shortly after, police dog Elsa located the male aged 18.

He was arrested on suspicion of possessing a class B drug and driving offences and currently remains in custody.

Suspected drugs and hundreds of pounds were also recovered from the male.