Police, Fire & Court

Unmarked police cars and helicopter involved as high-speed chase ends in crash

By Barbara Metcalfe at

A helicopter and a number of police cars were involved in a high-speed chase that passed through parts of South Manchester, including  the wrong way down the M56 near the airport,  before ending in a crash last night.

Police in the area were alerted to concerns about a £25,000 silver BMW 2-series at around 6.30pm.

A high-speed pursuit followed and only ended when the car collided with a marked police car in Baguley, causing significant damage to the front of the BMW.

Dave Arnold tweeted a picture showing three police cars, two unmarked cars and an ambulance and said he was “stuck in traffic on Altrincham Road. Lots of undercover police too.”

Another picture from the scene of last night’s incident Pic: Simon Austin

A GMP spokesman said: “We were alerted to the car at around 6.30pm.

“There was a police pursuit which ended in a collision. Nobody was injured.”

The spokesman added that the car had been followed due to concerns it was “suspicious”.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.