UPDATE: Police arrest two men on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle after car chase through Northampton

Police officers at Weston Favell Shopping Centre. Picture via Jamie Mason.
Police officers at Weston Favell Shopping Centre. Picture via Jamie Mason.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle after a police chase through Northampton town centre ended at Weston Favell Centre.

Witnesses reported seeing ‘numerous police cars’ gathered near Weston Favell Shopping Centre after a high speed pursuit around Northampton town centre yesterday afternoon.

The helicopter was scrambled at around 4.45pm and was seen hovering over the town centre area.

A police spokesperson confirmed the chopper was helping to track a vehicle from Leicestershire. The vehicle has been seen driving on the ‘wrong side of the road’ during the chase.

Road closures were in place around the shopping cent.

“Following an incident this afternoon in Warwickshire, a vehicle was followed and stopped at the Weston Favell centre, in Northampton,” the spokesman said.

“Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle.”