TWO men have been arrested after a van was involved in two crashes on the same night.

Officers responded to the two collisions on Monday evening – the first being on Beechfield Avenue in Blackpool, where the van had hit a wall and a parked car before being driven away from the scene.

Half an hour later the van crashed again on Clifton Road, taking out a telephone pole and crashing into a wall.

The driver and a passenger have then escaped from the scene, but were located nearby soon after.

They have been arrested for aggravated vehicle tacking and drink and drug driving. Neither held a driving licence.

The pair remain in custody awaiting interview.