A man has been arrested for numerous driving offences after a police chase between Preston and the Ribble Valley ended in a 'sting'.

On Saturday night, police launched the service helicopter to assist officers from the Tac Ops team with the pursuit.

The vehicle, pictured, had been followed by officers from Preston right through the Ribble Valley after failing to stop for the police.

With the assistance of the service chopper, which provided information to the teams on the ground, officers were able to lay their stinger device on the road and eventually bring the vehicle to an abrupt halt.

A spokesperson for the police said: "This vehicle was pursued from Preston through the Ribble Valley with assistance of National Police Air Service North West, before being "stung" in Whalley.

"The driver arrested for dangerous driving, disqualified driving, failing to stop and suspicion of drug driving. 

"He is now waiting to be interviewed."

Sergeant Kev Day from the Ribble Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "You may have seen or heard our helicopter accompanied by a number of sirens around the Whalley area. 

"Our Tac Ops colleagues have pursued a vehicle which had failed to stop for them. 

"The helicopter crew passed live commentary throughout. 

"The car was brought to a stop near Accrington Road and the occupants attempted to run away through gardens. 

"With the continued assistance of the helicopter crew and vigilant residents the male driver was arrested for a number of offences and shipped off to custody by our own PC Keats and the passenger gets a very long walk home."