A WANTED man is currently in custody at Worcester Police Station after a high speed police chase around Worcestershire roads.

Police say the man in his early 20s was wanted for indecent assault.

At least five police vehicles and a police helicopter were involved in the chase that happened earlier today near Kempsey.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "I can confirm at around 1.10pm officers in Kempsey Village witnessed a car travelling far in excess of the speed limit and gave pursuit.

"The car, a red Suzuki, failed to stop and several other police cars joined the pursuit in an attempt to stop the vehicle which was driving very fast and very dangerously.

"The police helicopter was called to assist and officers were able to effect a stop on the car after about an hour using a Stinger device on the A1404 in Welland.

"A man in his early 20s was stopped using a stinger in Upton. He was arrested by colleagues at the scene and taken directly into custody at Worcester Police Station.

"He had an outstanding warrant on him for indecent assualt and was charged with fuel theft, dangerous driving and failure to stop.

"Officers involved in the pursuit reported many road users moving aside to ensure they could get through safely and we want to thank members of the public for their support, we understand it can be daunting when police vehicles are on blue lights."

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