Leeds police chase leads to three arrests after van fails to stop for officers

Police chased down three men who fled on foot after a van failed to stop for officers in Leeds.

Saturday, 18th August 2018, 1:20 pm
Updated Saturday, 18th August 2018, 1:40 pm
The scene of the police chase in Armley

The incident happened when neighbourhood police officers on patrol in Armley spotted a van driving around Town Street.

-> Police cordon near Stone Roses bar after man stabbed in Leeds city centreThe van failed to stop for officers initially, but then police caught up with the vehicle on Station Road.

Three men in the vehicle made off on foot but were caught after a chase.

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The van involved in the incident

Police enquiries are still continuing but the van was found to be on false plates.

-> City centre safety concerns after second stabbing in a weekA spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Neighbourhood officers on Proactive patrol in Armley sighted a vehicle around Town Street that failed to stop for officers.

"The vehicle was stopped by officers Station Road and all three male occupants arrested after a foot chase. Vehicle on false plates, enquiries continuing."