POLICE said they were amazed the driver and passengers were able to escape injury from the mangled wreckage of a car after crash in the early hours.

Emergency services were called to Victoria Road at around 3am following the crash.

The three occupants got out of the vehicle and fled the scene.

But police were able to trace the driver to his home and is currently in custody.

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Officers posted pictures of the car wreck on social media.

Police with GMP Traffic said: "Amazingly the 3 occupants escaped injury and fled the scene. Driver was found at his home address. He would fail a drugs test and is currently being dealt with at Bolton Custody."