Surrey Police arrested four young males on a number of suspected offences after a high-speed pursuit near Shepperton on Saturday (February 2).

Surrey Police said that four males from Hillingdon aged between 16 and 20 years old were arrested after they were found reportedly stealing tools from a vehicle in Surbiton.

When a women in her 60s noticed the men attempting to remove tools from the vehicle and attempted to stop them she was threatened. All four males then drove off at speed in a Range Rover.

Surrey Police described the pursuit which happened next: "Officers located the Range Rover on Staines Road West and attempted to stop the vehicle, which failed to stop and a pursuit was authorised.

"Officers managed to box the vehicle in (using a manoeuvre known as Tactical Pursuit and Containment TPAC), at approximately 7pm near Beaconsfield and the suspects were arrested for multiple offences including robbery, theft from a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, threats to kill, going equipped to steal, and possession of a bladed article."

The suspects remain in custody with investigations ongoing.

Detective Sergeant Jon Brushneen said: "The public may have seen a number of officers and police vehicles in the Staines area yesterday while we were trying to stop the four men.

"During the pursuit the men threw items out of the window, which we believe were items they had stolen. This could have been extremely dangerous especially with the high speeds they were driving at, thankfully no one was injured.

"I hope the public are reassured that we have made these arrests and I would urge the public to ensure that they follow some simple steps to prevent this from happening to their vehicle, please visit our website for further advice. Thankfully the victim saw what was happening to their vehicle and managed to intercept the suspects."

As investigations continue Surrey Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact them on 101 (999 in an emergency) or , quoting reference PR/45190022676.

You can also give information, 100 per cent anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: