Three people arrested and drugs seized following police pursuit in Widnes.
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Officers have arrested three people and seized a large quantity of illegal drugs following a pursuit in Widnes.
At around 10.20pm on Sunday 14 January, officers attempted to stop a grey Vauxhall Mokka on the A557 in Widnes. The vehicle failed to stop and made off at speed.
Officers pursued the vehicle as it travelled through the town before coming to a stop on Barnes Road, where the three occupants fled the vehicle on foot.
The police dogs and NPAS attended the scene and following a search of area two men, aged 23 and 33, and a 32-year-old woman were arrested.
All three were arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, dangerous driving, theft of a motor vehicle, and supply of a controlled drug. All three remain in police custody at this time.
While searching the car officers discovered a quantity of class A and B drugs and a large amount of cash, along with electronic scales and a number of mobile phones.
Following the incident Sergeant Mark Durkin, of the Cheshire Police Road and Crime unit, said:
“This is another fantastic result which has led to the removal of a large quantity of illegal drugs from the streets of Cheshire.
“While this investigation is in the early stages, I hope that these arrests provide reassurance for residents in the area and the wider community.
“I want to reassure the public we are doing all we can to crackdown on those who bring misery to our communities, helping to ensure Cheshire remains a hostile environment for those intent on committing crime.
“If you have any concerns about drugs activity in your community, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via 101 or online at www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us.”