Officers have seized a stolen Ford Puma ST with false plates in Breightmet.

The Bolton North Neighbourhood Team discovered the vehicle this morning and found that the car had been stolen from Oswaldtwistle.

Police will now carry out forensic tests while enquiries remain ongoing to identify those involved.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police Bolton North said: “This morning, officers from Bolton North Neighbourhood Team have sniffed out this stolen motor vehicle found in Breightmet.

“The vehicle was displaying false plates, but checks confirmed that it has recently been stolen from Oswaldtwistle.

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“It will be forensically recovered, and enquiries will be ongoing to help identify the offenders.”

It comes as police penalised a motorist for driving in an anti-social manner in Great Lever earlier this month whilst out on the beat.

It was one of many vehicles seized in recent months.

Earlier last month two people had their vehicle seized after reportedly revving, racing, and skidding at a retail car park in Breightmet.

Anyone who would like to report a crime should call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, and always dial 999 in an emergency.

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