UPDATED: Car fails to stop for police then crashes and burst into flames in Halifax - car was reported stolen

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A CAR being followed by police crashed and burst into flames in Halifax today.

The Ford Focus had been spotted by officers in Queens Road and failed to stop before it hit another car in Long Lover Lane in Pellon at 3.05am.

The people in the car got out and ran away before the car caught fire.

When police contacted the owners of the car, they realised it had been stolen.

Long Lover Lane was shut for around two hours while officers investigated.

The search for the people inside the car is still ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident should call police via 101.