A MAN has been arrested after being chased down by traffic police and a canine unit in Clackmannanshire.

At around 12.55am on Tuesday, August 6, road policing officers tried to stop a black Volkswagen Golf on Whins Road, Alloa.

However, the driver of the car failed to comply and took off towards the Gartarry Roundabout, near to the Clackmannan Bridge.

The chase continued through Clacks turning onto the A977.

PC Andy Inglis, a Police Scotland dog handler, was nearby and assisted road policing colleagues with the pursuit.

Eventually, the Volkswagen was found abandoned in a wooded area just off the A977.

PD Chase was deployed and quickly led PC Inglis to a nearby area where a 49-year-old was arrested in connection with road traffic offences.

Inspector Andrew Thomson, from Forth Valley's Road Policing Unit, said: "This arrest was a result of excellent teamwork by road policing officers and our dog unit colleagues.

"Our police dogs provide invaluable support to their human colleagues during search activity and we are very lucky to have such amazing resources at our disposal.

"Well done to PD Chase, PC Inglis and the road policing officers involved in this incident."