Suspected armed robber rams police cars in chase through streets of Bolton

This Is Lancashire: Wanted man rams police cars in chase through streets of Bolton Wanted man rams police cars in chase through streets of Bolton

A SUSPECTED armed robber has been arrested after a car chase across Bolton.

Five police cars and helicopter pursued the man through Over Hulton, Bromley Cross and Bradshaw at about 6.15pm last night.

The 36-year-old man, from Salford, then attempted to ram two of the police cars with his silver Vauxhall Astra van before fleeing on foot in Folds Road, near Tonge Moor.

The man, who is wanted for a robbery in Preston, has now been been arrested and is in police custody for questioning.

He is wanted by Lancashire and Cleveland police.

Ch Insp Mark Dexter said: “This was an excellent arrest of a man who has been wanted for some time by police in connection a number of offences.

“He has used his vehicle to ram police cars in an attempt to escape before trying to flee on foot, proving he is a clear threat to the police service and wider public.

“Thankfully, due to the excellent work of officers from the intercept team on the ground - supported by NPAS (the police helicopter) - the man was arrested without major incident or serious harm to anyone."


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4:05pm Tue 11 Feb 14

danssoncabaret says...

what's his name?
what's his name? danssoncabaret
  • Score: 4

4:17pm Tue 11 Feb 14

MrBenggo says...

Knowing the justice system it's community service for him.
Knowing the justice system it's community service for him. MrBenggo
  • Score: 10

12:46am Wed 12 Feb 14

wild one says...

danssoncabaret wrote:
what's his name?
you having a laugh....BN dont do names. there that thick.
[quote][p][bold]danssoncabaret[/bold] wrote: what's his name?[/p][/quote]you having a laugh....BN dont do names. there that thick. wild one
  • Score: 1

12:47am Wed 12 Feb 14

wild one says...

Or they will get it wrong
Or they will get it wrong wild one
  • Score: 1

12:14pm Wed 12 Feb 14

johnnyjackson says...

scally
scally johnnyjackson
  • Score: 1

7:21pm Mon 3 Mar 14

EveDallas says...

all he'll get is a slap on the wrist/community service. step up the do gooders.no doubt he came from broken home boohoo
all he'll get is a slap on the wrist/community service. step up the do gooders.no doubt he came from broken home boohoo EveDallas
  • Score: 0

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