Armed Police chase car through Leicester city centre

Three men have been arrested after an armed police chase in Leicester city centre.

Police received reports of a group of men acting suspiciously in a car in the Hamilton area of the city at 1:00am on Friday morning.

A Police team were deployed, however the vehicle had left the scene.

The car was later found unoccupied close to Eastern Boulevard, near Leicester city centre.

While searching the vehicle, a second car that was in the area made off from the scene.

A pursuit was authorised by armed Police, who had the authority to use a taser. The vehicle was stopped shortly afterwards and the three occupants of the car – two aged 23 and one aged 24, all from Leicester – were arrested.

The three men remain in custody on suspicion of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.