Five teens have been arrested after reportedly failing to stop for police when officers flagged down the suspected stolen car. 

Officers from the Matrix Team at Cleveland Police arrested five males after a  "short police chase", as a suspected stolen vehicle reportedly failed to stop in Middlesbrough. 

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A spokesperson from the force said: "At around 12.45 am on Friday, February 2, a grey BMW reportedly failed to stop for police on Cargo Fleet Lane and a short pursuit took place.

"A stinger was used in an attempt to stop the BMW but the vehicle continued onto the A66 towards Stockton before it eventually came to a stop.

"A 16-year-old, a 17-year-old, two 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old were arrested in connection with the incident and they have all been bailed pending further enquiries."