Officers from Sutton Metropolitan Police service have arrested five people after a group of stolen bikes were spotted by a helicopter on Sunday.

The team had a "lengthy" pursuit once the bikes had been spotted by helicopter - and needed a police dog, car and police officer to catch those involved.

Five people were arrested and three stolen bikes were recovered at the scene.

A "rather large" blade was also recovered which one of the suspects had "tried hiding".

The National Police Air Service for the south east region revealed what had happened on social media.

The post said: "One of many jobs from yesterday.

"Group of stolen bikes seen by helicopter.

"After a lengthy pursuit and great team effort with @MetTaskforce Dog, @MPSRTPC Police car, @MPSSutton Woman police officer and @MetCC 5 arrested, 3 stolen bikes recovered and this rather large blade one of them “tried” hiding."