A man has been arrested after abandoning their car and trying to escape on foot, police say.

Police spotted a black Ford Focus in Gaskell Street off Chorley Old Road.

The driver tried to escape from police patrols where it was chased into Johnson Fold.

The car was then abandoned in Shackleton Grove where the driver tried to escape of foot, police say.

Police used GMP dogs to chase the driver where they were detained on Knott Lane.

Police say the car was therefore seized with the driver also arrested.

A GMP Traffic spokesman said: "Ford Focus sighted Gaskell Street. Makes off from patrols.

"A pursuit was authorised and it would be pursued into Johnson Fold where it was abandoned on Shackleton Grove.

"Driver chased on foot by officers with the aid of GMP dogs. Detained on Knott Lane."