The pursuit was initiated when a BMW 5-Series failed to stop for a marked Police vehicle in the area of Pell Lane shortly before 19:30.
It’s understood the vehicle turned off the main road and travelled down a lane towards the steam railway train station at Ashey.
The occupants of the BMW ditched the car and fled on foot resulting in a search of the railway line between Ashey Station and Deacons Lane bridge.
It has been confirmed today (Friday) that 2 suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.
The BMW that failed to stop for officers sustained heavy front-end damage and was seized by Police last night.
A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:
“We can confirm that officers searched an area of Ryde, following a fail to stop incident in Pell Lane.
“A 22-year-old man from Sandown and a 25-year-old man from Newport have been arrested in connection with this incident and remain in police custody”.
Anyone with information and anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of the vehicle is asked to contact Police on 101, quoting 44190232064.
UPDATE @ 17:45 – The 22-year-old male has been released from custody without charge.
The 25-year-old remains in custody for questioning at this time.
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