A MAN has been arrested following a police chase in Newton le Willows this morning.

At around 11am on Wednesday, July 6, a White Transit Van was spotted by patrols approaching Hewitt Avenue in Newton.

Believing the vehicle was carrying suspected Class A drugs, officers began following the van which then led them on a chase throughout Newton.

After a police pursuit in the area, including down High Street, Crow Lane West and Wargrave Road, two men were detained on Raleigh Close.

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A police helicopter was reported to be heard by residents around the time of the chase, as well as a police presence being seen on Wayfarer's Drive.

A 34-year-old man from Seacombe was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and offering to supply a controlled drug.

He remains in custody.