A POLICE car was damaged during a pursuit to trace a stolen car. It followed a burglary in Victoria Avenue, Ilkley, where a blue Audi S3 was stolen.

A black BMW 1 Series M Sport was used.

PC Sam Hollings, Ilkley's Neighbourhood Policing Team Officer, tweeted: "Audi pursued, damaged police vehicle in Baildon/Shipley two suspects arrested and en route to cells."

PC Pearson, a Bradford-based traffic officer, tweeted that when the vehicle was spotted in Baildon, the drivers were wearing balaclavas.

The car was pursued to Coach Road where it was forced to stop and two arrests were made.

"Slight injury to police driver but great result," said PC Pearson.

The BMW, which had also been stolen and was on false plates, was recovered a short time later.