A police pursuit of an Audi from Winchester to Southampton led to two men being arrested.

The car was found in Battery Hill this morning (November 30) and was chased to Bassett Avenue in Southampton where it was stopped using a stinger.

Two men, both from Southampton, remain in custody.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at 12.22am on Wednesday November 30 after an Audi A4 linked to attempted burglaries and thefts in the Eastleigh area was spotted. 

"The vehicle was located on Battery Hill, Winchester. The driver failed to stop and was followed by police.

"The vehicle was then driven towards Southampton, where officers had set up a stop-stick at the roundabout at the top of Bassett Avenue.

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"The stop-stick was successful and officers used tactical contact to bring the vehicle to a stop further down Bassett Avenue.

"A 25-year-old man from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop a mechanically propelled vehicle when required by a constable/traffic warden, driving a motor vehicle dangerously and failing to co-operate with a preliminary test.

"He was also arrested on suspicion of common assault of an emergency worker, going equipped for a burglary and theft from the person of another.

"A 26-year-old man from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of burglary other than dwelling with intent to steal, assaulting a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm and possession of a controlled drug of class A.

"Both men remain in custody and our enquiries are ongoing."