Duo arrested in Wigan after police pursue stolen car

Two men have been arrested after a police chase which began in Bolton and ended in Wigan.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 4:29 pm
Updated Monday, 8th March 2021, 4:34 pm

Shortly after 1.20am this morning (Monday 8 March 2021), a suspected stolen car was spotted driving at speed on Manchester Road, Blackrod, Bolton by a patrolling traffic officer.

Following a brief pursuit, the car was found abandoned on Warrington Road and officers engaged in a lengthy foot pursuit with the support of police dog; Manpol Jax and his handler PC Ceraldi, the police helicopter and colleagues from Lancashire Constabulary.

Two men - aged 18 and 20 - were subsequently arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and theft of a motor vehicle. They remain in custody for questioning.

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Police arrest two men after a short pursuit of a stolen car
Police arrest two men after a short pursuit of a stolen car

Chief Inspector Liz Sanderson said: "This was an outstanding job by officers on duty in the early hours of the morning. Utilising all resources, officers were able to recover a suspected stolen vehicle and arrest two people who will be questioned later today."

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