TWO men have been arrested after "ramming a police vehicle" and leading officers on a chase around Bolton.

Officers spotted a blue Ford Fiesta travelling at "high speed" along Snydale Way, Westhoughton, at 2am today.

The driver failed to stop for police, resulting in a pursuit.

The motorist "rammed the police vehicle" before making off towards Bolton town centre, leading officers through Tonge Moor and Breightmet.

Officers discovered the stolen vehicle in Newby Road after it was abandoned by the driver and passenger, who fled on foot.

A Tactical Vehicle Intercept Unit, specialist operations branch and police dog unit were called in to search for the duo.

Police said two men, a 20-year-old and 21-year-old, have been arrested and remain in police custody for questioning.

Greater Manchester Police's Bolton North team tweeted: "Two males have been arrested following a pursuit through Bolton in the early hours.

"Officers from the Tactical Vehicle Intercept Unit witnessed a blue Ford Fiesta at high speed on Snydle Way, Westhoughton, at 2am this morning.

"The vehicle failed to stop for officers, rammed their police vehicle and then made off into Bolton town centre, through Tonge Moor and into Breightmet.

"The car was abandoned in Newby Road and two males ran off.

"Other officers from the Specialist Operations branch, including the police dog, assisted with the search for the males.

"Following an area search, a 20-year-old male and a 21-year-old male have been arrested and remain in police custody for questioning.

"The Ford Fiesta had false registration plates on and a check of the chassis number revealed it had been stolen from the Adlington area on October 19, 2019."