Police officers chased a stolen Mini Cooper through the streets of Kingston, Sutton and Epsom after they spotted it crawling down a road with its lights off.

Kingston police officers originally attempted to stop the car when they noticed it being driven unusually in New Malden in the early hours of Sunday, December 20.

But the driver kept going and a chase continued through to Worcester Park and into Stoneleigh.

A police spokeswoman said the the car, stolen earlier that day from a burglary in New Malden, then crashed and two men ran from the vehicle.

Police called back up teams and the dog unit was brought in to help tracked the pair down.

They were later arrested in a nearby garden.

Rico Persechino, 20, and Paul Barnett,19, both of Kingston, have been charged with burglary and aggravated vehicle taking.

Both appeared at Kingston's magistrates on Monday and have been remanded in custody over Christmas.