Mystery surrounds overturned car

The overturned car in Marsh Green

The overturned car in Marsh Green

Police were left puzzled by an overturned car in Wigan.

Officers were called to Victor Close in Marsh Green at 9pm yesterday after they were alerted to a Nissan Micra on its side.

When they arrived at the scene though, the car was empty with no driver in sight.

After carrying out initial checks, they couldn’t track down the owner and there were no reports of it being stolen.

One person wrote on the Wigan Today Facebook page: “My friend lives in the street and apparently he saw a group of kids push it over.”

A police spokesman said: “There was no-one in it and it wasn’t a stolen vehicle.

“The car was secure other than the passenger side which was smashed.

“Officers tried to identify who the vehicle owner was but were unsuccessful. Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call us on 101.”

The incident comes just weeks after another car was dumped a stone’s throw away.

Two men were seen fleeing the wreckage of Volkswagen Golf after it careered out of control and smashed into a parked vehicle on June 24.

The car collided with another car in Kitt Green Road, Marsh Green, shortly after 5am.

Witnesses, some of whom had stayed up to watch the referendum results unfold, looked out in time to see the occupants making off on foot.

They were described as two white males, between 5ft 10ins and 6ft tall with dark hair. One was wearing blue jeans and a black jumper, the other was in a white shirt and grey shorts.

The road was blocked until almost 6pm before the wreckage was cleared and a recovery truck crew put down sand because of spilt oil and petrol.

It was not clear whether either of the VW occupants was injured or not nor, at the time of going to press, whether the vehicle was stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to ring police.