TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following a police chase in Weymouth today.

A black VW Golf failed to stop for police officers along Dorchester Road at around 11.15am.

Officers gave chase along the Esplanade before managing to stop the vehicle near Alexandra Gardens.

The 27 year-old female driver and 31 year-old male passenger, both from London, were arrested on suspicion of drug-related offences.

A Dorset Police spokesman said: “The vehicle failed to stop and it was pursued by traffic officers along the Western Esplanade to the ferry terminal and back from the ferry terminal towards to the Esplanade. Police caused the Golf to stop near to Alexandra Gardens.”

He added: “No damage or injuries were caused during the pursuit.”

Any witnesses to any driving offences prior to the vehicle coming to a stop are asked to contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident reference number 08:202