Another two youths have been arrested after a spate of cars being smashed up and broken into.

Earlier this week police announced they had arrested four people in connection with what appears to be a series of cases in Westhoughton where cars were damaged.

Officers have today announced that the total number of people arrested has risen to six.

On social media, a Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “Following on from our post yesterday (Thursday), the Bolton West Neighbourhood Team have made a further two arrests in relation to the recent spate of vehicles being damaged in the Westhoughton area.

They added: “They have been released on bail pending further enquiries and consultation from the CPS.”

Police were called to the scene at the car park behind a branch of Aldi in Westhoughton on Sunday April 30 were they found damaged had been done to several cars.

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Around 20 cars are believed to have been broken into and smashed in the area over the last few weeks but it is not yet confirmed if these cases are linked.

Anyone with any information can call police on 101 or 999 in the event of an emergency.

Alternatively, witnesses can also call independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.