Police arrested two men for stealing a grey Volkswagen Passat and driving it under false plates.

Officers stopped the car on St James Street, Farnworth to find that the vehicle had been stolen and that the driver did not have a licence.

Two people remain in custody for this and the vehicle was returned to its owner. 

Greater Manchester Police said: "The vehicle was stopped and found to be an outstanding stolen vehicle.

"Even better the driver was found to have no driving license and was already wanted by the Police for other matters.

"Two in custody and the vehicle returned to its rightful owner."