THE police helicopter was called out in the early hours of this morning after a car chase on the motorway.

Patrols attempted to stop a car travelling along the M62 at around 1.15am today, Tuesday.

But the driver did not pull over, and the vehicle was later abandoned on Gorsey Lane in Burtonwood.

Despite a ‘through search of the area’ by officers with the support of the police helicopter, the occupants of the car were not found.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “At around 1.15am on Tuesday, June 23, police attempted to stop a car travelling along the M62.

“The occupants in the car decamped from the vehicle in Burtonwood, near Gorsey Lane.

“Officers, along with support from the National Police Air Service, conducted a thorough search of the area and did not locate them.”