A DRIVER mounted the kerb and sped towards pedestrians during a police chase in Banbury.

Thames Valley Police said the driver failed to stop for police before driving 'dangerously at excessive speed' in an attempt to escape officers.

The scene unfolded at about midday on Thursday last week, January 31, in Woodgreen Avenue.

Police said the driver then 'mounted the kerb and drove towards pedestrians' in Edmunds Road, before driving along Bretch Hill in the direction of Wroxton.

Investigating officer, PC Daniel Hopkins, based at Banbury police station said: "I am appealing to anybody who was in the vicinity of Woodgreen Avenue, Edmunds Road or Bretch Hill at the time of this incident who has any information which they think could be relevant to our investigation."

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting reference 43190032766, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or file a report on the force's website.

A 28-year-old man from Banbury has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on police bail.

He was due to appear at Banbury police station today.