A police chase took place in Bootle and the surrounding area in the early morning hours of Tuesday.
It is believed that street cops and the rescue helicopter were involved in the pursuit of a cloned Ford Fiesta ST.
Many people used social media to describe cops chasing a vehicle that sped through the streets of Bootle, Litherland, and Waterloo.
The chase reportedly ended on Brownmoor Lane, Crosby.
Pictures posted on Twitter by the street police showed a fiesta with a smashed windshield wrapped up by police vehicles.
The persecution reported by the Street Police Unit on social media is believed to be the same chase discovered by residents of Sefton.
On a social media post, the unit said, “Fantastic teamwork between the Matrix street police, vehicle surveillance team and the dogs while chasing a cloned Ford Fiesta ST.
“The vehicle was finally brought to a standstill after a successful stop. Both inmates were arrested and are now in custody.”
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Many residents also used social media to describe the scenes that played out on the streets of Sefton.
One said, “I saw the chase on my apartment – it was moving at some speed!”
While another said, “That was about 10 cars that just passed my house.”
And another witness wrote, “They just shot down Northern Road. About 10 police cars all in a row.”
A witness who witnessed the police action on returning home from work said: “When I reached my house in Litherland, the helicopter was outside, sirens wailed for a good half an hour, probably longer.”
A spokesman for Merseyside Police Department told ECHO: “We arrested two men who were following a suspected stolen car in Crosby last night.
“At around 11:40 pm, Matrix Roads police, assisted by the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter, began tracking a Ford Fiesta traveling at high speed in the Long Lane area of Liverpool.
“Following a chase in various areas of Sefton, the car was brought to a stop on Brownmoor Lane, Crosby at around 12:40 pm. Two men were arrested with the help of our canine unit nearby.
“A 26-year-old man from West Derby was arrested on suspicion of heavy vehicle towing and dangerous driving.
“A 28-year-old man with no permanent residence was arrested on suspicion of heavy motor vehicle driving, dangerous driving, driving under the influence of drugs, driving without a license or insurance, and disqualification from driving.
“Both remain in custody for questioning.”
Matrix Roads Policing Unit inspector Stuart McIver said, “This was a great team effort to remove a vehicle that was driving over Merseyside at excessive speed.
“Such car trips pose a massive risk to other road users and pedestrians. So if you have information about suspected vehicle crime, drug driving or other dangerous behavior, contact us and we will take action.”
If you witnessed the incident or have any information, please contact us anonymously via @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers on reference 21000352582. Always call 999 whenever a crime is ongoing.