A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with an Audi 'intentionally driving' into other vehicles in a "campaign of destruction".

Police received a number of reports of a black Audi Q7 crashing into vehicles in Walberton, Yapton and surrounding areas near Arundel on Saturday morning.

A search was launched and the Audi was found burned out in a field in Findon just before 7pm that day.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service informed police, who attended to gather evidence.

They traced two suspects to a property in Eastergate Lane, Walberton.

A 49-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, dangerous driving and making threats to kill.

A 36-year-old woman, of Eastergate Lane in Walberton, was arrested for being concerned in the same incident.

She was arrested for perverting the course of justice and cultivation of cannabis.

Both remain in custody at this time.

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Detective Chief Inspector Jo Grantham said: “Saturday’s reckless incidents posed a serious threat to the public over a wide geographical area, resulting in a significant police operation.

“Thanks to the assistance from our colleagues in the fire service, we have been able to identify two suspects and safely bring them into custody.

“I would like to commend all of the officers and staff involved for their response to what was a challenging series of events.”