AN ALLOA thief was chased by a helicopter and police dogs after stealing a car yesterday.

Officers were called to a report of a stolen car in Alloa on Thursday, June 9.

The 28-year-old thief was chased and then left the car to attempt an escape on foot. He was then caught near the Leisure Bowl.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Officers were called to a report of a stolen vehicle from Cattlemarket, Alloa, around midday on Thursday, June 9.

"A vehicle, and then foot pursuit followed, and a male was arrested near the Alloa Leisure Bowl in Parkway in relation to the incident.

"A 28-year-old man is due to appear at Alloa Sheriff Court today.”