A driver has been arrested after failing to out-run police while driving in a suspected stolen car.

Thames Valley Police said that they attempted to stop the car in Reading after noticing the vehicle was displaying cloned registration plates.

A post on social media said that after the vehicle failed to stop, a technique was used to deflate the cars tyres used in high-speed pursuits, called ‘stop stick’.

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The driver was eventually caught after trying to out-run police on foot.

The social post said: “Vehicle on cloned plates. Fails to stop and discards drugs. Stop stick deployed & driver realises he has no talent and can’t outrun our #trafficcops.

“Decamps, took his chances on foot and failed. #Nicked. Vehicle confirmed stolen.”