We have arrested two men following a car theft in Walton in the early hours of this morning (Friday 7 May).
At around 2.20am a silver Ford Fiesta was sighted by patrols on Carisbrooke Road, Walton.
On sighting police vehicles, the car made off at speed into Bellamy Road and was pursued by patrols for a short time.
At around 2.25am we received a report that the Ford Fiesta was in collision with a parked white Mini Countryman on Morval Crescent.
Four males, dressed in dark clothing, were reported to have made off from the scene into a shrubbery in the direction of the railway line.
Officers, supported by the National Police Air Helicopter Service, dogs patrols and British Transport Police located and detained two men on the embankment near Hillside Close.
A 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old man, both from Liverpool, were arrested on suspicion of unauthorised theft of a motor vehicle and failure to stop following a road traffic accident. The 26-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified.
Both men were taken into custody for questioning.
CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing to locate the other two men believed to have fled from the scene.
Inspector James Halpin said: “The arrests this morning are a great example of what we can achieve while working with our partners such as NPAS and the British Transport Police.
“There are two further men we would like to speak to in connection with the incident. If you saw anything or anyone suspicious in the Walton area in the early hours of this morning the please get in touch as information you hold could be vital to our enquiries.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 21000291454. You can also contact Crimestoppers via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.