Rossendale police had a busy weekend after investigating stolen trailers, drug drivers and motorists who failed to stop for them.

On Friday, November 17, a £1,500 trailer was stolen from a location in Accrington. The trailer was located and reunited with its owner.

Police also stopped a white Citroen Berlingo van after smelling cannabis. The driver failed a drug wipe for cannabis and was arrested.

On Saturday, November 18, police stopped a Toyota RAV4 on the border of Rossendale and Burnley due to its MOT having expired.

The driver was “obstructive” with police officers and was arrested.

He was later charged with obstructing a police officer, having no MOT and failing to produce his driving licence for examination.

He is set to appear in court in February.

A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, this took the officers away from their proactive work for a considerable amount of time then having to deal with the male in custody, making various enquiries and interviewing him.”

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At the weekend, officers also had to deal with a speeding car that failed to stop for officers.

The spokesperson said: “Just after this incident and prior to dealing with the male in custody, a Volkswagen Golf has flown past officers towards Burnley and it was clear that he wasn’t going to stop.

“A short pursuit was quickly abandoned due to the vehicle going off road and our police vehicle being unable to follow due to the terrain.”

On Sunday, November 19, police were led on a chase by a Citroen Nemo van that was used during reported crime in rural areas.

It was also found to have no insurance or MOT. The car was found abandoned, without a tyre, and the driver is still being sought.

The spokesperson added: “On Sunday, officers have been in the right place and the right time when this van has turned out in front of us in Haslingden.

“The vehicle was not registered, had no MOT, had no insurance and are often used to commit crime in our Rural areas.

“The driver didn't really want to chat and made off resulting in a pursuit over our rural roads towards Accrington where the vehicle had turned off down a dirt track.

“After an area search, the vehicle was located abandoned, minus a near side tyre.

“Unfortunately, no suspect was located despite best efforts from police. Vehicle seized for forensics.”

Police also stopped an Audi that was travelling at high speed through Whitworth.

The driver didn’t slow down as it passed a fully marked police vehicle, so was stopped.

The driver was found to be more than two time over the legal alcohol limit, after blowing 79 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath at the roadside, the legal limit being 35mcg.

The driver was arrested and is set to appear in court for drink driving.