The 22-year-old man was arrested following a high-speed chase at around 4.30am on Saturday (Image: Police Marbella)

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A British man who allegedly fired at officers during a Costa del Sol bike chase has been arrested.

The 22-year-old suspect was held when his revolver jammed after he reportedly fired a single shot.

He was suspected of drink-driving when police tried to stop his motorbike in the resort of Marbella.

Plain-clothes officers in an unmarked car alerted by their colleagues chased him through the town and along a dual carriageway towards Malaga with their lights flashing.

The Brit is said to have opened fire just east of the resort in an area known as Rio Real after coming to a halt as police neared him from behind and throwing his motorbike on the ground.

The man was allegedly suspected of drink-driving
(Image: Police Marbella)

His revolver is understood to have jammed after he fired a shot and missed the two cops.

No-one was injured in the incident, which happened around 4.30am on Saturday and was resolved when the Brit laid down his weapon on the ground following a tense stand-off.

Officers discovered he was carrying a knife and screwdriver during a subsequent search.

The British man was chased on a motorbike by police before allegedly firing a revolver
(Image: Getty Images/DeAgostini)

They also confirmed the suspect, who faces charges including attempted homicide, was riding a stolen motorbike taken from an unidentified address in Mijas near Fuengirola a few days earlier.

There has not yet been any official comment from police in Marbella or the local town hall.

The officers involved in the incident are local police who are employed by Marbella Town Hall.