A MANHUNT is underway for a man and woman suspected of leading police on a high speed chase through Swindon – driving a Bentley.

Wiltshire Police said officers had tailed the black Bentley Continental through the town after being called at around 1.30pm to reports of the car being driven at erratically and at high speed between junctions 15 and 16 of the M4.

Senior officers gave the green light for the pricey motor to be pursued, but at one point during the chase officers lost sight of the vehicle.

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The car was found abandoned in Barbrook Road, East Wichel, at around 1.45pm.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police told the Adver: “It's believed two occupants - a male and female - left the vehicle.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have seen the vehicle or anyone acting suspiciously in the Wichelstowe area around this time.”

A Surrey man, 40, has been arrested. The woman is yet to be found.