Car chase in East Dean

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POLICE were involved in a pursuit with a suspected stolen car in East Dean on Tuesday morning (July 24).

The Volkswagen Golf, which was reported stolen from Eastbourne, was spotted by police in the Seaford area around 6.35am.

The driver failed to stop when requested by police and police deflating the vehicle’s tyres near Friston and traffic police then brought it to a stop.

Two men ran from the car across farmland towards Beachy Head and had to be chased by police.

A 21-year-old man from Eastbourne was arrested on suspicion of car theft, failing to stop and drink driving.

A 19-year-old man, also from Eastbourne, was arrested on suspicion of car theft.

Both were in custody at Eastbourne on Tuesday morning.