THREE men have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after police officers spotted a suspicious vehicle in the Chippenham area last night.

Officers witnessed suspicious activity in the Market Place at around 7.30pm yesterday and attempted to stop a blue Audi.

The driver failed to stop for police and made off in the direction of Calne.

A short while later police received a report of a collision on the A4, where a blue Audi had collided with the back of a Ford Ka and left the scene.

Officers carried out patrols of the area and located the Audi in the car park of a pub on the A4.

When they approached the vehicle, two men were scene to flee on foot but a third was located inside the car and arrested.

The other two men were located a short time later in the local area.

Two men aged 21 and 29 were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and aggravated taking of a vehicle without consent.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

All three are believed to be from outside Wiltshire and are in custody at Melksham Police Station.

Sgt Jansen Carter, from the Chippenham Area Community Policing Team, said: “We are committed to targeting serious offenders to tackle drugs activity within our communities.

“These arrests are as a result of proactive, policing, and shows our commitment to making our streets safer.”