Two people have been released after a police helicopter was sent to a Suffolk village over the weekend.

On Sunday night, a family vehicle was stolen from outside a shop in Haverhill.

According to Sudbury and Haverhill police, the stolen vehicle was then seen entering the Cavendish area near Sudbury.

Police said: "No pursuit followed because the thieves managed to put the car into a ditch".

Both suspects left the vehicle and the area was "swamped" by officers from Haverhill, Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds.

One suspect was then arrested.

As the search continued, the National Police Air Service sent a helicopter to the Suffolk village to help find the second suspect.

Sudbury and Haverhill police added: "With their help, the second and final suspect was flushed out after making a brave run into the village churchyard and trying to hide behind a tree".

On Tuesday, it was confirmed that two men were arrested on suspicion of theft of a car, with one of them also arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

Both were questioned and later released pending further investigations.