Man arrested after Houghton police chase

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A DRIVER has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after he police tracked him down after a pursuit involving the force helicopter.

The 25-year-old man was held after he failed to stop when signalled by officers, shortly before 10am on Saturday, at Chilton Moor, Fencehouses.

He was arrested about an hour later near Elizabeth Street, Houghton.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “Police have arrested a man in connection with a fail to stop. A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.”