Van smashes into petrol pump

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POLICE have arrested two men after a van careered off the road and smashed into a petrol pump causing a blaze at a Wigan garage.

At around 4.40am on Sunday, two men were travelling in a white Astra van when it hurtled off Warrington Road, Goose Green and crashed into a petrol pump at the BP garage.

The men escaped the vehicle and fled from the scene just before the van and pump burst into flames.

An 18-year-old man was arrested nearby shortly after and another man later handed himself into police, both remain in police custody.

Firefighters from Wigan and Leigh tackled the blaze for nearly two hours and police are now investigating the incident.

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