A POLICE vehicle was damaged trying to stop a car in a dramatic chase across a motorway.

West Yorkshire Police saw a grey Audi SQ5 being driven at speed on King Street, in Morley, Leeds at 9.20pm last night.

Officers tried to pull the vehicle over, but it made off from them and headed onto the M62.

A pursuit was authorised and officers went after the car.

The Audi came off the motorway at junction 27 and the police vehicle tried to prevent it from going the wrong way on a roundabout.

The force vehicle was damaged as a result but no one was injured.

Officers discovered the Audi nearby, on Gelderd Road, in Birstall but it had been abandoned.

Police launched a search to find the occupants of the Audi and was helped by the NPAS (National Police Air Service) helicopter.

The force is continuing to investigate.

A full statement from West Yorkshire Police said: "At 9.20pm last night (Sunday, 4 February), a grey Audi SQ5 was sighted by officers being driven at speed on King Street, Morley.

"The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, joining the M62, and a pursuit of the vehicle was authorised.

"The Audi left the motorway at junction 27 and damage was caused to a police vehicle during attempts to prevent the Audi driving the wrong way around a roundabout.

"No injuries were reported.

"The Audi was found abandoned on Gelderd Road and an area search, including an NPAS helicopter, was made for the occupants of the vehicle.

"Enquiries are ongoing."