Driver arrested after police pursuit into Heywood

Date published: 14 May 2019

A driver has been arrested after he collided with a van following a short police pursuit in Rochdale.

Shortly after 9.30am on Tuesday 14 May, police routinely patrolling Daventry Road in Kirkholt, Rochdale, gestured for a man in a blue Vauxhall Astra to stop.

Instead of stopping the driver made off and police engaged in a short pursuit.

The car continued into Heywood and unfortunately collided with a Peugeot Boxer van on the junction of Rochdale Road and Manchester Street.

The driver of the van, a 39-year-old man was taken to hospital as a precaution.

An 22-year old man was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs, dangerous driving and two incidents of theft.

A full investigation has been launched and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 3995, alternatively contact police on 101 quoting the reference number 0536 of 14/05/19 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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