KNUTSFORD residents have been thanked by police for their support and help in locating a male who has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including dangerous driving and theft.

The search for the man involved local patrols, roads policing officers, a dog patrol and the police helicopter, which police said was above Knutsford this afternoon 'to assist patrols with searching for a male who made off from the town centre following a lengthy vehicle pursuit'.