Three people arrested following cross-border police pursuit by officers in Hampshire and Dorset
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Three people have been arrested on suspicion of burglary offences, failing to stop, and dangerous driving following a pursuit that crossed Hampshire and Dorset borders in the early hours of yesterday morning (Tuesday 8 March).
The arrests come after a car was reported stolen from Pitt Vale service station on Romsey Road in Winchester just after midnight.
Dorset Police then received a report just after 1am of a burglary at the Hendy Garage on the A31 Ringwood Road, at St Leonards, of which it was believed the suspected stolen vehicle from Hampshire was used.
Officers from Dorset Police deployed to the area and located the suspected stolen vehicle, but the vehicle failed to stop.
Dorset Police officers then pursued the car through Ferndown, Parley, Christchurch and Burton until it was eventually stopped in Brockenhurst by officers from Hampshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit.
Two boys and a man were subsequently arrested.
A 17-year-old boy from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, fail to stop, dangerous driving and conspire to commit a burglary. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
A 17-year-old boy from Winchester has also been arrested on suspicion of burglary, fail to stop, dangerous driving and conspire to commit a burglary. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
A 41-year-old man from Totton has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a vehicle, burglary, possessing of a Class B drug, fail to stop and conspire to commit a burglary. He has been released on bail with conditions, while enquiries continue.
The suspected stolen vehicle from the service station in Winchester was recovered.
Officers from Dorset and Hampshire are working together to carry out investigative enquiries.