AN inmate has been recalled to prison after a police chase on the motorway.

Cheshire Police were called to Newquay Close in Runcorn shortly after 7.30pm on July 18 after receiving reports of a domestic incident.

After a chase with a vehicle along the M56 eastbound, the suspect was eventually brought to a halt near to junction six of the motorway at Hale.

The 39-year-old driver, from Manchester, was detained on suspicion of a host of offences – including assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and dangerous driving.

He has since been recalled to prison.

A force spokesman said: “Just before 7.40pm on Sunday, July 18, officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a property on Newquay Close, Runcorn.

“Officers swiftly attended the scene.

“Following enquiries, a car failed to stop and a short pursuit occurred.

“Police brought the vehicle to a stop on the M56 eastbound between junction seven and junction six.

“A 39-year-old man from Manchester was arrested on suspicion of affray, two counts of possession of an offensive weapon, possession of a bladed article in a public place, criminal damage, assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, going equipped for theft and drug driving.

“He has since been recalled to prison.”