POLICE arrested a man in Eastham for assaulting and trying to run away from an officer late last night, Saturday.

Officers from Bebington Police Station encountered the male after approaching a vehicle on Plymyard Avenue.

Three men were detained and searched after police noticed the smell of cannabis.

One of the men attempted to run away from and assaulted an officer in the process. He was subsequently arrested.

On the same evening, Bebington officers were also deployed to Birkenhead town centre.

Here, they seized a Nissan Almera after the female driver was found to have no insurance.