A MAN was arrested on suspicion of burglary, dangerous driving and failing to stop for the police after a car chase.

The 33-year-old resident of Cherington near Shipston was also arrested for driving over the legal cannabis limit at around 5pm on Sunday.

A pursuit of the car took place through Shipston and Wellesbourne, with help from a helicopter from NPAS Birmingham and the Operational Policing Unit.

A house in Cherington was found to have been burgled.

The 33-year-old remains in custody at Leamington Spa.

PC Craig Purcell of Shipston SNT said: "Shortly before 5pm yesterday (17/09/17) a resident of Cherington, south of Shipston on Stour, called police to report a suspicious male in the village.

"We attended and with help from the Police dog a male was located who ran to a nearby Ford Focus. A pursuit of this vehicle then took place through Shipston and Wellesbourne with assistance from the Operational Policing Unit (OPU) and a Helicopter from NPAS Birmingham.

"The Ford Focus was stopped in Barford when an officer deployed a stinger device to deflate all four tyres.

"A residential property in Cherington was later found to have been subject to a burglary.