A pair of teens have been charged with the alleged theft of £125,000 worth of - chewing gum.

The 18 and 19 year old were arrested following a dangerous car chase which ended with a police dog finding them as they fled on foot.

Shortly after 3am on Wednesday (May 4), police received a report of a man at Gloucester Services removing items from an HGV.

The lorry began to travel north on the M5 and was found by police near junction 11.

The pair failed to stop for police, left the motorway at junction 11 and drove the wrong way around the roundabout.

To compound matters, the pair then joined the A40 Golden Valley - on the wrong side of the road.

Police stopped the lorry in the road and the teens ran away - but police dog Tekla and her handler found them.

The lorry is suspected to have false plates and contained a large quantity of chewing gum estimated to be worth £125,000.

Keon Sanderson, 18 and of Fieldhead Parade, Birstall, Batley and Ellis Benecke, 19 and of Aysgarth Road, Leeds have both been charged with the alleged theft of chewing gum valued at £125,000 from a vehicle at Gloucester Services and possession of a class B drug, namely cannabis.

Sanderson has also been charged with being suspected to have driven a vehicle and failing to provide a breath test or specimen for analysis.

They have both been remanded in custody.