Three young men have been arrested after police pursued a suspected stolen car in north Liverpool.
The short pursuit ended in Reading Street off Stanley Road in Kirkdale where the men ran from the car.
Police quickly arrested the three men, and found a knife at the scene.
The car, a MINI, had false registration plates.
A 17-year-old and two 18 year-olds have been arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft, burglary and possession of an offensive weapon.
A police spokesman said to the ECHO : "At around 4.10pm, officers were alerted to a suspected stolen vehicle in the Kirkdale area.
Following a brief pursuit, three males made off on foot from the vehicle in Reading Street.
Officers attended and detained three males who will be taken for questioning. A knife was also recovered.
Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 20000507774 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."