SUSPECTED burglars who made an attempted getaway have been arrested following a dramatic pursuit after they were disturbed by the homeowner and officers gave chase.

The suspects were believed to be breaking into a house in Somers Park Avenue in Malvern at 3pm on Friday (November 17).

A police pursuit followed which resulted in two suspects - one aged 18 and the other 21 - arrested and taken to custody at Worcester Police Station in Castle Street. 

The alleged Malvern burglars were said to have fled the scene in a WV Golf before being arrested in the Northfield area of Birmingham.

DI Dave Knight of West Mercia Police's Proactive CID said: "Burglars broke into a house on Somers Park Avenue, Malvern.

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"They were disturbed by the homeowner and fled in a black Volkswagen Golf.

Patrol officers and officers from the Operational Patrol Unit gave chase and the pursuit ended in the Northfield area of Birmingham.

Two male suspects, an 18-year-old and 21-year-old from the Leicester area were arrested on suspicion of burglary and processed at Worcester Custody Suite.

"Detectives from South Worcestershire Reactive CID and the Neighbourhood Crime Fighting Team managed the investigation.

"Both males were bailed with conditions in relation to the Burglary to allow for further enquiries.

The 21-year-old was kept in custody in relation to an outstanding warrant. The 18-year-old was handed into the custody of officers from Thames Valley Police.

"The South Worcestershire Burglary Team are now managing this investigation and are considering a number of other offences in relation to these males.

"The message here is clear, burgle in South Worcester and we will chase you across the country until you are brought to justice."

Anyone with any information on burglaries in South Worcestershire can contact West Mercia Police on 101 or via the West Mercia Police website.

Alternatively, burglars can be named anonymously via Crime Stoppers. In the event of a burglary in progress, dial 999 which allows resources to be deployed to the scene rapidly and increases the chance of an arrest or arrests being made.