A dramatic cross-border chase involving Cheshire police during the early hours resulted in two men being arrested.

The incident was sparked by a burglary at a cycle shop in Holywell in Flintshire at 12.20am today (Wednesday, February 3) and the chase ended up taking in three police force areas and two countries.

A vehicle thought to have been involved was spotted by North Wales Police - who deployed their helicopter - in the Deeside area, later making its way to Merseyside.

Over the course of the next hour, the car apparently crossed the Merseyside and Cheshire border several times and used three motorways.

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Two men were then arrested by Cheshire Police on the A562 as they headed towards the Runcorn Bridge at 1.44am.

North Wales Police helicopter
North Wales Police helicopter

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “A 21-year-old and a 27-year-old man were arrested during the early hours of this morning in connection with a burglary at a cycle shop in Holywell.

“Both were arrested in the Cheshire area following the burglary, which was reported to police at 12.20am today.

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“A vehicle suspected to be involved in the incident was seen in the Deeside area and it made its way into the Merseyside Police and Cheshire Police areas where it was stopped by officers.

“The occupants were both arrested and will be conveyed into North Wales for questioning at a local custody unit.”

This morning, Cheshire Police tweeted details of the incident, reporting: “A pursuit through 3 Force Areas resulted in 2 arrests overnight for burglary, stopped on the A562.”

The men were also arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.