VIDEO: Police probe after 90mph chase in town centre

An investigation has been launched after two men were involved in an 90mph police car chase in the early hours.

Police had tailed the vehicle, which ran a red light at the junction of Atherleigh Way and Kirkhall Lane during a lengthy pursuit, through the Bolton and Atherton areas.

Police in pursuit of the speeding car

Police in pursuit of the speeding car

Footage of the chase from Howe Bridge into Leigh town centre has been released by Greater Manchester Police’s traffic unit.

Before abandoning the vehicle later, the car is seen reaching speeds of 90mph along Leigh Road.

A GMP Traffic spokesman later confirmed two men had been detained. The vehicle was not insured, may have had false registration plates and police enquiries are ongoing.