A MAN has been arrested after a late-night police pursuit of a stolen car on the M6 near Carlisle.

Officers took chase after the vehicle was spotted on the northbound carriageway heading into Scotland at about 1am on October 14.

A spokesman from Cumbria Police said: "John Cook, 40, of Pretoria Road, Eastiggs has been charged with dangerous driving, having no insurance, failing to stop and driving other than in accordance with a license.

"He is due to appear at Carlisle Magistrates court on November 5."