Five arrested after police chase

Four men and a woman captured after manhunt involving police helicopter in Axminster

Four men and a woman were arrested following a dramatic police chase involving the force helicopter in Axminster last week.

The incident began at 2.15pm on Tuesday, when officers were called to a property in Membury Road.

They were investigating allegations that a man, in his fifties, had been assaulted and the tyres on a Vauxhall Vectra had been slashed.

Following a widespread hunt by police across the town five people were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including assault, public order offences and criminal damage. They remain in custody at Exeter Police Station.

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The four men aged 27, 19,17 and 37 are from Liverpool and the woman, aged 26, is from Bridgewater.

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