Trio arrested after helicopter and dog search

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Three youths were arrested after being chased by the police helicopter and police dogs.

The drama unfolded during the early hours of Wednesday in Carnforth, after a Nissan Almera was stolen from Redshank Drive in Heysham.

A police spokesperson said: “The car was spotted on the motorway at Carnforth heading south, then north, then near Truckhaven.

“The occupants ditched the vehicle at Crag Bank and were later arrested.”

A 14-year-old boy, a 15-year-old boy both from Morecambe were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

A 17-year-old boy, also from Morecambe was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft.

All three are currently in custody being questioned.