A MINI which had been reported stolen three days ago was sighted by officers.

The driver of the vehicle then made a bid to escape from police, which included members of the dog unit.

He abandoned the car and tried and failed to run away from police.

A spokesman said: “This Mini was stolen on the 6th. It was sighted today in Burnley and made off from #LancPolDogUnit and abandoned.  Dog and handler located the driver a short distance away. Car recovered to a grateful owner #T2TacOps.”