TWO men are understood to have been arrested following a car chase with police at Stockton Heath, near Warrington.
Eye witnesses have reported seeing a car travelling at speed through the village, followed by a number of police vehicles.
Police officers with dogs were also reported to have been seen in the area and a police helicopter was used in the operation.
A spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said that, acting on intelligence, police followed a vehicle from the M6 northbound into Warrington.
The vehicle was followed at a safe distance through the South Warrington area and was found abandoned in an alleyway near the Bridgewater Canal, near Thorn Marine.
Two men, aged 62 and 24, were arrested nearby on suspicion of attempted burglary and were held in custody.
Picture shows the police helicopter circling Stockton Heath