FOUR people have been arrested on drugs charges after a car chase through Redditch last night.

Officers were on patrol in Batchley Road at about 6.15pm when they started to follow a red Vauxhall Astra.

The driver of the car tried to make a get away for a short distance, before stopping the car. Some of the occupants got out, opening the doors into the path of the police car.

The Astra then drove off again with its doors hanging off and was found dumped in Low Field Lane at about 8.30pm.

The police car, a white Vauxhall Astra, was damaged on its bumper and wing.

Three men and a woman were arrested at a house in Cofton Close on suspicion of several offences, including possessing cocaine with intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of drugs.

All four remain in custody and are assisting officers with inquiries.