Six ar­rested af­ter ‘stolen car’ driven wrong way

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

PO­LICE made six ar­rests af­ter a stolen Audi Q3 was driven the wrong way along a busy duel car­riage­way dur­ing a po­lice chase.

Snif­fer dogs and the force he­li­copter were scram­bled.

Of­fi­cers in Bolton said a num­ber of those de­tained were ju­ve­niles.

All six cur­rently re­main in cus­tody, Greater Manch­ester Po­lice’s Traf­fic Unit said.

The car – which is be­lieved to have been stolen dur­ing a bur­glary on De­cem­ber 19 – was first seen by a po­lice pa­trol in Bolton town cen­tre at 3.45am on Box­ing Day.

GMP said of­fi­cers be­lieved the Audi had been in­volved in a prior ‘in­ci­dent’, but no fur­ther de­tails have been re­vealed.

A po­lice pur­suit then be­gan. The Audi was pur­sued by po­lice through Bolton and into Farn­worth, where the force said it trav­elled the wrong way down the A666 St Peter’s Way.

It was later aban­doned near to Moses Gate Coun­try Park, where said the six on board ‘at­tempted to make off’. All six were sub­se­quently de­tained.

There were no re­ports of any in­juries.

GMP Traf­fic Unit tweeted de­tails of the in­ci­dent and a pho­to­graph of the Audi.

No ages for those ar­rested have been re­vealed.

The traf­fic team said: “Sighted Bolton town cen­tre about 3.45am – be­lieved to have been in­volved in a in­ci­dent just prior. Was then pur­sued through Bolton into Farn­worth, where it then trav­elled the wrong way down St Peter’s Way.

“It ex­ited the car­riage­way and made off to­wards Moses Gate Coun­try Park, where it was aban­doned and six at­tempted to make off. With the help of air sup­port and dog units, all six were de­tained. They are all still in cus­tody.”

The aban­doned Audi

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