Six arrested after ‘stolen car’ driven wrong way
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