STAR readers have reacted with shock after a stolen car crashed at Taylor Park following a police chase.

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 on Sunday afternoon.

Police had pursued the vehicle.

Three suspects - a 14-year-old boy, a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man - have been arrested in connection with the incident.

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.”

Star readers have expressed shock following the incident.

Catherine Potter-Britch wrote: "I was there with my five-year-old son and he found it scary with police sirens and a car speeding down into the car park.

"Anyone could have been walking up or down the path and get knocked down. They need to be much tighter with sentences as that could have been so much worse".

Meanwhile, others also reacted with anger due to the proximity of the incident to where Violet-Grace Youens was killed in a hit and run involving a speeding stolen car in March 2017.

Christine Henderson Sterry added: "That could have been horrendous and yards from where Violet was mowed down".

Jon Milligan said: "How can some people have absolutely no sense of right vs wrong?

"What the hell goes through their head that they simply have zero regard for anyone - not even themselves!"

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.”