At least two people were apprehended this evening following a dramatic police incident on the A19 near Thornaby. The incident, which unfolded shortly before 6pm, involved a fleeing vehicle and a large contingent of Cleveland Police officers.

Witnesses reported seeing numerous police vehicles on the scene, including marked patrol cars, unmarked vehicles, and specialist Matrix police cars, known for their use in high-risk situations. The chase reportedly culminated in a successful T-pac maneuver, a tactical technique employed by police to safely stop a fleeing car.

Details surrounding the reason for the pursuit and the identities of those detained remain unclear at this time. Cleveland Police are expected to release further information in due course.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the chase, but it is believed that damage was sustained by police vehicles. Traffic was briefly held during the incident causing congestion.