A man in his 30s has been arrested after a police chase through Greenwich.

Officers began an authorised pursuit of a suspect vehicle on Peartree Way last night at around 5pm.

The pursuit had been authorised after the man driving the vehicle was seen with an offensive weapon the night before.

Specialist firearms officers as well as the police helicopter were deployed.

One police car involved in the pursuit crashed into the suspected vehicle and came to a stop in the street.

A second police vehicle continued the pursuit and used tactical contact to bring the vehicle to a stop in Vanburgh Hill.

Both the suspect vehicle and police car crashed into a railing near the Greenwich Centre.

The man was treated for facial injuries but these are not believed to be serious.

He has since been arrested on suspicion of drug offences, failing to stop for police, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of an offensive weapon; he will be taken into custody upon discharge from hospital.

There were no injuries sustained by members of the public, however four officers were hurt in the pursuit, these are not life-threatening or life-changing.

A second man was also arrested after arriving at the scene; he is believed to be connected to the incident from the previous evening.