FIVE youngsters were arrested after police pursued a stolen car yesterday.

Officers chased the Peugeot Allure along the A259 before being forced to take it out with a tactical stop.

Five teenagers are now in custody following the incident.

Police spotted the car, which had been reported as stolen after a burglary in Worthing the night before, in Ferry Road near Littlehampton Marine at 2.40pm.

The force followed it for more than two miles before forcing it to stop.

Four people in the car were arrested and a fifth made off from the scene, but was detained shortly afterwards.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary, dangerous driving, driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent, two other offences of theft of a motor vehicle, one offence of attempted theft, another offence of burglary, criminal damage, vehicle interference, no insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence. He remains in custody.

A 15-year-old boy was detained on suspicion of burglary and being carried in a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

A boy aged 15 and two girls aged 15 and 14 were arrested on suspicion of being carried in a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

They have been released under investigation.

A Vauxhall Astra, car keys and a wallet were also reported as stolen from a property in Carnegie Gardens, Worthing, on Saturday night.

Sergeant Mark Farrow from the roads policing unit said: “The pursuit was concluded in a safe manner with no injuries and we were able to arrest five suspects.

“Anyone with information about the burglary or the stolen vehicles is asked to report online or ring 101 quoting serial 371 of 19/01.”