The chase begun at around midday when a silver Audi A3 failed to stop for officers, leading to a cat-and-mouse situation in the area of Pan Estate.
There’s been no need for tactical maneuvers by the highly-trained Joint Armed Response/Roads Policing team though as the pursued Audi has crashed into solid metal bollards, bringing the vehicle to a dead stop.
It appears as though the driver of the vehicle was attempting to cut through a garage block off Royal Exchange to gain access to Manor Cresent when the crash occurred.
The 3 male occupants have been detained by Police on suspicion of a number of offences. They have escaped any serious injury.
The vehicle is expected to be recovered shortly. In the meantime, Police remain on scene.
UPDATE @ 19:03 – Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed that a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, driving without insurance, driving without a licence, dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drugs.
He has since been released without charge but remains under investigation.
2 other men detained by Police were released.