THREE teenagers have been arrested after a stolen car that had been chased by police crashed in Taylor Park.

The car, which had been stolen earlier this week during a burglary in Whiston, struck a lamppost in the car park of the park in Eccleston, near to the Regents Road entrance.

Police had pursued the vehicle.

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Three suspects - a 14-year-old boy, a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man - have been arrested after being detained in the park.

One witness told the Star: “I was in the park with my little daughter.

“We heard couple of police sirens coming from Prescot.

“At the end, the police chase ended up in Taylor Park's car park.

“Luckily the car park wasn't that busy...there were still parents with kids in the park, though. 

“The car crashed into lamppost and they ran away.”

A police statement read: “The vehicle has now been recovered from the scene whilst officers liaise with the owners of the vehicle.

“All three remain in custody at this time whilst officers investigate.”