Two people have been arrested after a driver was allegedly seen taking ‘laughing gas’ while behind the wheel.

The Golf was seen being driven through Bolton by police officers on patrol on Saturday.

After apparently seeing the driver inhaling nitrous oxide, the officers gave chase and eventually stopped the car on Dobson Road before a passenger then reportedly tried to assault them.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “The Golf failed to stop for our patrol in Bolton after the driver was seen inhaling nitrous oxide.

“Following a pursuit both occupants were arrested after one of the pursuing officers was assaulted by the passenger.

“The vehicle was seized.”

Nitrous Oxide, better known as ‘laughing gas’ is usually sold in cannisters and can slow down the body, effecting users’ response times.

This comes after other recent alleged cases of crime on the roads around Bolton, including the use of cloned number plates, driving without insurance and driving without a licences.

Many of these have resulted in cars being seized by officers.

Police have appealed for anyone concerned about vehicle theft or about other cases of crime and anti-social behaviour on the roads to phone 101 or 999 in an emergency.

Witnesses can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.