Derbyshire Dales: high-speed car chase

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Police have arrested a man following a high-speed pursuit last night.

At 11.40pm, police received reports of a car speeding along the A6 at Darley Dale. Officers searched the area and found a Fiat Punto matching the description driving along the A6.

The force helicopter was sent to the area to track the car, allowing specially trained police officers on the ground to follow the vehicle at a safe distance, along quite roads.

They followed it north to Buxton and then south along the A6 and then onto the A515.

Officers deployed a stinger and the Fiat stopped at the junction of the A515 and Main Street, Biggin, bringing the 30-mile pursuit to an end.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, failing to stop for police and theft of the car. He remains in custody.