The police helicopter circled the city during a dramatic chase of a stolen car early this morning.

It was just after 5am that officers on patrol spotted the Audi A3 and signalled for it to stop but the occupants drove on.

The car, which was taken from outside a house in Lancaster Drive, Vicars Cross, was followed by police a short distance before the suspects got out and ran off on to fields in Blacon.

A search of the area was carried out using the force helicopter which led to the arrest of two men, aged 18 and 19, who are currently in custody helping police with their inquiries.