THREE men have been arrested after trying to flee from a car following a high speed pursuit.

Police had spotted the Mini Countryman, which is suspected to have been stolen, while on patrol in Bolton on Monday night.

However when the car sped off officers pursued the vehicle into Bury.

After police managed to "sting" the car it was abandoned by its occupants off Walmersley Road where they were then arrested.

One of the men was found with a large quantity of drugs and a knife, police said.

Officers added that they also believe the Mini had been stolen following a burglary in Gatley, Stockport, in December.