Two arrests were made following a 'lengthy' police pursuit in the early hours of this morning.

Police were alerted to a stolen white BMW which was seen travelling on the A405 at around 4.30am (Wednesday).

The driver failed to stop after police tried to pull the vehicle over.

The BMW was pursued around Watford, Abbots Langley, and Hemel Hempstead, before police say a stinger was used to puncture the car's tyres and bring the pursuit to an end, on the A41 near Leavesden.

Watford Observer:

Photo: Watford Police

Watford Observer:

Photo: BCH Road Policing Unit

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire (BCH) Road Policing Unit tweeted: "Two arrested following a lengthy pursuit of a stolen motor vehicle around Watford and Hemel Hempstead. Vehicle brought to a stop using pursuit management tactics including a successful stinger deployment."

  • A 16 year old boy from London Colney was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, failure to stop and dangerous driving.
  • An 18-year-old man from Watford was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. They remain in police custody at this time.