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CrimeTwo men arrested following cross-border police chase

Two men arrested following cross-border police chase

Two men have been arrested following a cross-border police chase in Oldham.

Police received a call about a home burglary in Blackley on Monday night, where three vehicles were reported stolen.

Officers successfully used ANPR to identify a black BMW 1 series which they believed was stolen. In just 12 hours, the car had been fitted with false plates and was back on the roads, and flagged between Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire.

GMP’s TVIU officers lay in wait, prepared to snare the vehicle as it travelled past them on Ripponden Road near the county border. Officers engaged in a short chase reaching speeds of 100mph, as the occupants attempt to evade capture.

A stinger was deployed, which successfully deflated all four tyres. The two occupants  abandoned the car and attempted to make off on foot across the moors but were arrested after a pursuit.

Two men (22 and 19) have been arrested on suspicion of burglary, dangerous driving, possession of controlled drugs failing to stop for police.

A large quantity of cash and drugs were recovered from within the vehicle.

Both occupants are believed to be prolific burglars who have been wanted by police for a spate of burglaries across Greater Manchester.

Sergeant Paul Lockett said: “Our unit patrol the roads of Greater Manchester in marked and unmarked cars day and night, working with other teams across GMP to target those suspected of being involved in a wide range of crime with particular focus on burglary, robbery and vehicle crime.

“Across Greater Manchester, and beyond, officers proactively seek criminals and also act on intelligence from members of the public to drive down crime.

“We remain committed to doing everything in our power to crackdown on those who bring misery to our communities, helping to make Greater Manchester hostile for those intent on committing crime on our roads.”

Helen Greaney
Helen Greaney
I'm a journalist with more than 18 years' experience on local, regional and national newspapers, as well as PR and digital marketing. Crime and the courts is my specialist area but I'm also keen to hear your stories concerning Manchester and the greater North West region.
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