Two men have been arrested this morning and will appear in the Palmerston North District Court on a number of charges after a high-speed chase in the city.

At 7am, suspicious activity was reported at a local business in Church St and as the police were attending a vehicle left the location.

Officers signalled for the driver of the vehicle to pull over and stop but said he refused.

"A high-speed chase began and when the speed of the offending vehicle began increasing the police patrol abandoned their pursuit," a police spokesperson said.

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"A short time later the offending driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed at the intersection of Botanical Rd and Featherston St, damaging the traffic lights and a fence.The two occupants of the offending vehicle were uninjured and were arrested."