Dramatic police car chase in Burnley

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A dramatic police car chase unfolded on the streets of Burnley on Monday night.

The drama started at 9pm when officers attempted to stop a silver VW Golf GTI in Cog Lane, which was suspected to have been stolen.

The car, carrying three young men, refused to stop and a chase ensued with the vehicle pursued to the Rosehill area of Burnley.

The suspected thieves abandoned the car and one was later seen spotted hiding in a back garden in Glen View Road.

With the help of the police helicopter all three suspects were arrested in Rossetti Avenue at 9-15pm.

A 20-year-old man from Nelson, a 21-year-old man from Burnley and a 19-year-old man from Burnley were arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and are currently helping police with their inquiries.