A smashed up Mercedes car has been seized by Greater Manchester Police following a high-speed chase over a number of miles.

Officers from GMP’s Bolton North team saw the car being driven at high speed on Deepdale Road, in Breightmet, in the afternoon on Wednesday, May 8.

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After officers tried to stop the vehicle, the driver sped off, and was pursued by police through Tonge Moor and into Halliwell, officers said.

The car was finally brought to a stop and officers seized it under section 165A of the Road Traffic Act.

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The smashed up car can be seen pictured in front of a police vehicle on Duke Street North, in Haliwell – nearly three miles from where it was first spotted by police.

Enquiries are ‘ongoing’ to identify the driver of the vehicle, Greater Manchester Police has said.

The vehicle was seized under section 165A of the Road Traffic Act – which allows police to seize a vehicle if a driver is unable to produce their driving licence for examination, if the driver does not have insurance, or if a driver fails to stop for police.

Those looking to reclaim their vehicle after it has been seized have 14 days to prove satisfactory ownership and to provide legitimate insurance at a police station, or their vehicle will be disposed of, according to GMP.

Vehicles can be scrapped or sold at auction.

When vehicles are sold at auction, drivers may be entitled to claim the proceeds of the sale if they can prove legitimate and satisfactory ownership within 12 months.

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