A thirty-three-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following a chase around Bolton.

Officers say that the man reportedly ‘failed to stop’ for police, and they did not have a licence or insurance.

The man remains in custody whilst enquiries remain ongoing.

Police say they came across a BMW on Withins Lane, Breightmet, and attempted to stop the vehicle.

Police say it was then driven off at speed and was chased before heading down a dirt track.

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The car was later found abandoned on Beeston Close, Astley Bridge.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Bolton North said: “On Thursday April 18 2024, we posted about a black BMW that had made off from officers in the Breightmet area and was involved in a pursuit around Bolton.

“This afternoon, officers arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for a constable, and driving without a licence and insurance.

“He remains in police custody for questioning.”

Earlier this year police identified vehicle crime as a priority as a day of action took place to deal with it.

And last year GMP welcomed an annual reduction in vehicle crime.

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