July 6, 2022

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Audi smashes head-on into police automobile after 130mph chase

In line with police, the incident occurred yesterday, Wednesday, June 22, with the motive force being chased throughout Bolton, earlier than making their approach onto the M61. The automobile was additionally reported as having cloned quantity plates. 

In line with police, the automobile was noticed doing 130mph on the exhausting shoulder earlier than it collided with a police automobile, head-on, on Smethurst Lane.

Manchester Night Information reviews that the motive force fled the scene, and a person was arrested a short while later. 

GMP Visitors tweeted: “This cloned Audi was pursued by #SRTTaskingTeam in Bolton at the moment, having made its approach throughout Bolton it was then pushed over 130mph on the exhausting shoulder of the M61 earlier than then colliding head-on with one other police car on Smethurst Lane, the motive force fled on foot and was arrested.”

They later adopted the tweet, posting final evening: “Thomas Smethurst aged 21 years has tonight been charged with Harmful Driving, driving while disqualified, failing to cease and driving with no insurance coverage. He has been remanded in custody to look at court docket within the morning.”

Responding to the tweet, customers had been shocked by the incident. Most had been relieved that the law enforcement officials concerned within the collision had been alright. 

“Nice end result guys and hope the officers within the automobile he collided with are OK,” one person tweeted.

“Effectively completed staff,” mentioned one other. 

“What a multitude. He’s lucky he did not kill anybody,” learn one other tweet. “We’re all lucky we’ve you to maintain our roads safer. Effectively completed. Simply keep protected yourselves.”

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Reacting to the story on-line, individuals additionally took to Manchester Night Information Fb web page to specific their disbelief on the ‘harmful driving’.

As one person wrote: “Hope he will get banned for a very long time harmful actions and shouldn’t be allowed again behind the wheel.”