Two men were arrested after they crashed their car through a hedge while being chased by the police early this morning (Wednesday, July 12).

Police sprang into action when they got reports of suspects trying to steal from a farm on the North York moors at about 2am. 

Acting on intelligence, police already had officers in the area overnight. They spotted the car and deployed a Stinger to deflate the fleeing car's tyres. But despite driving on wheel rims they continued until the car crashed.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Acting on intelligence, our roads policing officers were already deployed around the Whitby area last night (Tuesday, July 11).

The Northern Echo:

“At about 2am today (Wednesday), a report came in from a farmer who had just disturbed a burglary in progress.

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“He challenged a suspect in the farm yard, who ran off. We immediately made towards the area, and officers soon spotted a car in suspicious circumstances near Castleton.”

The spokesperson added: “A stinger was deployed, but the vehicle continued driving on wheel rims, on the wrong side of the road, until it finally left the road while trying to make a turn, and came to a stop in hedges at the side of the A171.

“Two men were caught by officers as they ran from the vehicle, and both arrested on suspicion of burglary and dangerous driving. They remain in custody while enquiries continue.”