Police have recovered a car which was stolen in a robbery last week.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers found the car, a silver Seat, on Crossdale Road in Breightmet

It was found to be displaying false registration plates, with officers finding that it had been stolen in a robbery on Tuesday, November 28 this year. 

A forensic investigation will now be undertaken before it is returned to its owner. 

A spokesperson from GMP said: "Officers from the Bolton North Neighbourhood Team located this vehicle on Crossdale Road in Breightmet yesterday.

"The vehicle was displaying false registration plates and was found to be an outstanding stolen vehicle from a robbery on November 28.

"It has now been recovered for a forensic examination, before being returned to the owner." 

The Bolton News: Silver SeatSilver Seat (Image: GMP)

This comes after police launched their "Darker Nights" campaign, which tackles burglary, robbery and vehicle crime, as well as anti-social behaviour. 

Chief Superintendent Emily Higham, GMP’s neighbourhood crime lead, said: “The aim of the ‘Darker Nights’ campaign is to provide an insight into what the force is doing to tackle neighbourhood crime, raise awareness of where incidents are taking place, and provide crime prevention and security advice.

“Throughout the autumn and winter months, our neighbourhood officers will be out in your community conducting high-visibility patrols, executing warrants, and pursuing and arresting offenders that are targeting you, your families, and your homes.

“We will continue to be proactive in targeting thieves, but we need your help and intelligence so we can act quickly against anyone who may be acting suspiciously in your area.

“We also want to encourage you to consider taking additional security and personal safety steps to help prevent yourself from becoming a victim.”

Incidents can be reported to GMP via 101, or by using LiveChat on our website. Always dial 999 in an emergency.