Suspected boat thieves arrested after high-speed police chase

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Two suspected boat thieves were arrested after being pursued at high speed down the A66 and A1(M) by police.

North Yorkshire Police received a report that a suspected stolen speedboat had been spotted being towed on a trailer by a Subaru Forester car travelling on the A66 at about 11.25pm last night.

Specialist roads policing officers were sent to the area and the car was spotted travelling at speeds of more than 110mph.

Following a pursuit, it was brought to a stop by officers on the A1(M) near Wetherby.

The driver, a 29-year-old man, and a passenger, a 21-year-old woman, were arrested on suspicion of theft.

The driver was further arrested on suspicion of drug driving, after failing a roadside test.