Two men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a dramatic pursuit ended in a getaway car flipping over on a Sutton driveway.

Surrey police were called to Banstead Road at 4.15pm on Sunday after a number plate associated with a burglary in Elmbridge was recognised by police cameras.

The suspects failed to stop after a short pursuit, eventually flipping the car over on a residential driveway before escaping on foot.

Officers from Surrey, Redhill and Sutton then began a search, supported by a dog unit and helicopter.

The suspects were tracked down with the help of residents, who provided detailed information as to where they fled.

A 26-year-old from Lambeth was arrested on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, failure to stop, driving without a licence, driving with a fake ID and driving without insurance.

The second suspect, a 30-year-old of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and obstructing police.

Both men were bailed under conditions not to enter Surrey.

A third occupant of the vehicle was not arrested.

Praising the residents on Twitter, Surrey Road Cops said: “Local residents were fantastic!

"The amazing help so many people offered was truly outstanding and they directly contributed to the arrests made. Surrey Road Cops salute you all.”

A spokesperson for Surrey police said: "Late yesterday afternoon officers from Surrey Police road policing unit and Reigate and Banstead's very own neighbourhood policing team, responded to an ANPR hit on a vehicle involved in a burglary on Elmbridge Beat (Surrey Police's) patch.

"After a short pursuit, the vehicle failed to stop in Metropolitan Police Service area, and with the assistance of National Police Air Service Redhill, Sutton Police, very helpful residents and a Surrey Police dog unit, we have two arrested for a variety of driving offences, and burglary."