Police chase ends in arrest

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A police officer suffered a broken wrist and a man was tasered at the end of a police chase.

The early hours pursuit started on the East Lancashire Road at 3.55am on Friday after a Mercedes sports car was seen driving at speed.

Police tape in Leigh after the pursuit

Police tape in Leigh after the pursuit

The pursuit came to an end on Leigh’s Arrow Street where, following a significant struggle with officers, a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft and a serious police assault.

The man has been taken to hospital for treatment following his arrest.

One of the officers involved in the incident was also taken to hospital after sustaining a broken wrist.

Police have confirmed that during the incident a taser was deployed.