TWO people were taken to hospital after a crash in the early hours.

Emergency services were called to Halliwell Road at around 2am after a collision between a VW and Mercedes.

Fire crews had to remove a car door to free those trapped inside.

Firefighters made the scene safe and cleared up oil off the roads, while paramedics checked over those involved in the crash.

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(Arrest after police chase)

In a separate incident last night traffic officers arrested a driver after a chase around Leigh, Hindley and Atherton.

Police said the driver was found to be disqualified three times and the vehicle was a "clone.

The police helicopter assisted as well as police dogs.