A TEST drive ended in a police pursuit after three men from London were arrested on suspicion theft of the car while posing as potential buyers.

Three men, all from London, visited a man in Devizes who was selling a black Mercedes and asked to carry out a test drive at 9pm last night.

One man got in the car and drove off, followed by two others in a black BMW.

Police attempted to stop them as they drove along the A346 in Pewsey at 9.50pm but when they refused to pull over, officers began to pursue the cars.

Shortly after, the Mercedes collided into a fence in The Crescent, in Pewsey, and the driver escaped on foot.

At 10.10pm officers located the BMW driving along the A345 towards North Newton and it was stopped by police and its two occupants were arrested.

A search, which included the police helicopter and the dog unit, was carried out in Pewsey and a man was located and arrested at 11.50pm.

Three men, aged 39, 35 and 32, all from the London area, have been arrested in connection with the suspected theft and are currently in police custody.