THREE teenagers have been arrested following a police chase from Glasgow city centre to the East End that resulted in a road crash.

Dalmarnock Road was completely closed off following the three-vehicle crash on Friday afternoon.

The force said the reason for the pursuit was in response to an investigation that began in Glasgow city centre.

Officers responded to suspicious activity in an undisclosed city centre location. The force provided no further details about the incident they were called to.

As part of their investigation, officers traced a blue van in the East End which they say failed to stop.

A short police chase happened before the van crashed on Dalmarnock Road at the Clyde Gateway.

Officers thereafter arrested three male teens, whose ages are unknown, and are still looking for a fourth suspect. 

Three vehicles were involved in the crash and a number of people were checked over for minor injuries. Two people went to the hospital of their own accord. 

The Glasgow Times understands that an off duty police officer and member of the force's staff were in a hire car involved in the crash. The road is close to Police Scotland's headquarters in Dalmarnock's French Street. 

Dalmarnock Road closed for several hours between the Clyde Gateway and Springfield Road resulting in congestion in surrounding streets. 

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Around 1.55 pm on Friday, January 10, police were responding to reports of suspicious activity in the city centre of Glasgow. 

"A short time later police traced a blue van believed to be connected in the East of the city.

"The van failed to stop and a short pursuit occurred. 

"The van then crashed into three vehicles on the Clyde Gateway.

"Emergency services attended and a number of people were checked over for minor injuries.

"Two people went to the hospital of their own accord as a precaution. The road was due to be cleared.

"Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the incident. Enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing."