A HIGH speed police chase ended with two men being arrested near Bawdrip.

Police were called out at 9.40am on September 7 after two men were spotted in a vehicle in Highbridge with what was believed to be a firearm.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "The vehicle was located but failed to stop for officers.

"Assisted by armed officers, we identified a suitable location to bring the pursuit to a safe conclusion on the B3141 at the junction with the A39.

"Two men were arrested at the scene and a suspected firearm was recovered."

The incident left the road blocked at the A39 in both directions near Bawdrip at the Woolavington turn-off.

It caused tailbacks as far as Junction 23 while police dealt with the matter.