A pair of suspected thieves were "tactically stopped" by police on the M25 after 21 vehicles were broken into at a service station. 

Kent Police boxed in the suspects' car between junctions 3 and 2 anticlockwise shortly before midnight on Friday (February 24). 

With help from Surrey Police and the National Police Air Service, the car was surrounded by three police vehicles which forced it to stop.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle.

A video shared by Kent Police's roads unit shows the cars speeding alongside the suspects before pulling in front of them, with two more cars surrounding them to the side and behind. 

Following the arrest it was found that 21 vehicles parked at a Surrey service station had been broken in to.

The pair, a 39-year-old man from Essex and a 35-year-old of no fixed address, were arrested and have been released pending further enquiries.