A man has spoken up about the terrifying moment he was chased by a motorbike on Topp Way.

The 25-year-old, who wishes not to be named, was riding on his scooter on Saturday afternoon when he was chased by two men on a motorbike.

They tried to push him off his scooter at the junction with St George's Road and attempted to rob him.

The man managed to make a call to the police in the town centre, however, the motorbike began following him again on his way home to Bradshaw.

Luckily a car blocked the motorbike and the man was able to get home safely, where he called the police again.

The man said: "It was terrifying, you just don't expect this kind of thing to happen to you. I'm lucky that I was able to keep going otherwise who knows what they could've done.

"I've not been on my bike since then and I don't think I'll go on it for a while yet, it was really scary.

"I was scared for my life, it felt like a life or death situation. I was shaken up by the time I got home."

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Police were called shortly before 3.30pm on Saturday 23 May 2020 to a report of an attempted robbery that had occurred on Topp Way, Bolton, whereby a motorcyclist had been confronted by two men on another motorcycle.

"Officers later attended and spoke with the victim and enquiries remain ongoing, including into relevant CCTV cameras that may cover the area.

"When reports are made to police we make assessment on how best to respond based on the threat, risk and harm posed to the public.

"The report is then assessed and depending on its severity officers could be deployed immediately, later the same day or the call may be able to be resolved over the phone without having to send someone out.

"Inevitably, we have to make difficult decisions when prioritising calls to provide the right service to those who need it most."