Chopper in city car hunt

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SIX people have been arrested after officers swooped on a suspected stolen car in Sunderland.

The Vauxhall Corsa was found abandoned in Barnes View, near Barnes Park, last night.

It had earlier been reported stolen from Millfield.

Five men aged 21, 22, 24, 26 and 39, and a 17-year-old woman were arrested and are helping police with inquiries.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “The North East Air Support Unit helicopter was out yesterday evening to assist in tracing a number of people suspected of stealing a Vauxhall Corsa.

“The car had been stolen from Chester Road earlier in the evening and was found abandoned on Barnes View at 11.23pm.”