SHOCKING footage of a police chase through Dudley has been posted on social media.

Traffic police spotted a suspected stolen Ford Fiesta in Selbourne Road, being driven on false plates at 12.20pm yesterday (Wednesday).

In the video, uploaded to Facebook by a man claiming to have been in the car, sirens can be heard as the passenger filming tells the driver to "just be calm".

He advises him about what route to take to evade capture before adding: "You're hanging around too much, you're going to get the chopper."

The pursuit goes on for several minutes before officers were forced to abandon the chase when their car suffered a gearbox issue in Marriott Road.

However the men in the video believed the police car had crashed after hearing a bang and can be heard laughing, with one saying: "Man's crashed his bimmer."

A West Midlands Police spokesman said the force was aware of the video, adding: "The police car was not involved in a collision.

"Enquiries are on-going to identify and arrest the driver and passenger of the Fiesta."

Anyone with information should call police on 101.