Two men arrested in Redcar after leading police in tractor pursuit

Tractor Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption The tractor was abandoned when the suspects fled on foot

Two men have been arrested after leading police on a "drunken" chase in a tractor along a country road.

Police said the "slow-moving" tractor was driven about five miles (8km) from Skelton to the Coast Road in Redcar at just before 23:00 BST on Thursday.

The men in the vehicle, aged 19 and 30, then got out and tried to escape on foot "at a slightly faster pace".

They were arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent and driving it while drunk.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said the 30-year-old had been released with no further action and the teenager was still in custody in Middlesbrough.

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