Three arrests after police pursue suspected catalytic converter thieves

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Three men have been arrested following the incident in Brightlingsea (file photo)

Three men have been arrested after thieves attempted to steal a catalytic converter from a car in Brightlingsea.

The incident happened in Red Barn Road in the coastal town shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Essex Police said.

After conducting enquiries, officers identified a vehicle they believed may be linked to the incident.

A vehicle then failed to stop for officers in the Woodlands Close area of Clacton a short while later at around 1.20am.

A pursuit was authorised and the vehicle was brought to a stop.

Two men, aged 35 and 39, were arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police, theft from a vehicle and going equipped for theft.

Another man, 29, was arrested on suspicion of going equipped for theft, theft of a motor vehicle, and failing to stop for police.

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The trio remain in custody.

Anyone who has information related to the incident, or has dashcam footage of the area, is urged to contact Essex Police.