Two people in custody after crime spree

Two people are in custody after being found in a vehicle police have been seeking for a number of pursuits and petrol drive off thefts in Christchurch.

A police officer spotted vehicle parked behind a skatepark on Holley St, Leeston, at 9.25am on Friday, and other units were called in for support.

Said a police spokesman: "The vehicle had been involved in numerous vehicle drive-offs and pursuits with police vehicles in Christchurch recently."

Police were making inquiries into the two people in the vehicle.