A 21-year-old man has been arrested after a vehicle crashed into several cars in a Manningham road while fleeing police.

The man, driving a Skoda Fabia, was spotted by police on Thornton Road at 11.20am last night.

The vehicle was driven away from officers, and tried to escape down Fairbank Road, where it collided with seven parked on the residential street.

He suffered minor injuries and was arrested. Police found drugs in the car.