POLICE have given an update on an incident which saw two people arrested by armed police following a crash.

Firearms officers from Cheshire Police, assisted by police dogs and the force drone, attended the scene, on Chester Road near Moore, on Wednesday evening.

The car, a black BMW, is suspected to be stolen, with the two occupants leaping from the vehicle in a bid to escape.

Twp suspects from Runcorn have been arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “At 8.25pm on Wednesday, November 8, police were called to reports of a collision on Chester Road, Warrington, near to Hobb Lane.

“The collision involved a black BMW and two occupants were believed to have fled the vehicle, which was suspected to have been stolen.

“The road was closed while officers dealt with the incident and the vehicle was recovered and reopened at 10.15pm.

“A 21-year-old man from Runcorn was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, while a 22-year-old man from Runcorn was arrested on suspicion of being a passenger in a vehicle taken without the owner’s consent.

“Both men have been released on bail pending further enquiries.”

The force’s Warrington Police team added: “Officers responded to calls that a car had crashed on Chester Road and both occupants had run off.

“Officers from B-block response, firearms and beat management teams attended and were assisted by the drone and dog units.

“The firearms car spotted one male leaping from the bushes, and the dogs and drone located the other hiding in the bushes.

“Both have been arrested and are lucky to have walked away at all.”