A POLICE car crashed into a house after a collision as officers had been alerted to a suspected stolen vehicle.

The crash happened in Rydal Street, Leigh on Thursday night, between two police vehicles.

At around 9.40pm, officers responded to reports of a possible stolen vehicle in the area when the collision occurred at the junction of Rydal Street and Boughey Street.

One of the police vehicles involved in the collision subsequently collided with the wall of a nearby property, causing extensive damage. This building was assessed and made safe.

A Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman said: "Other emergency services also attended the scene.

"Officers were treated, however, none of the injuries are believed to be serious."

A North West Ambulance spokesman added: "One patient was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

"We had one ambulance crew and a response vehicle attending."

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: "At approximately 9.45pm on Thursday (November 18), three fire engines from Hindley, Atherton and Leigh fire stations attended an incident on Rydal Street, Leigh involving two cars.

"Crews arrived quickly and assisted other emergency services to make the scene safe.

"Crews were on the scene for approximately one hour 15 minutes."

  • Anyone with information - including dashcam or CCTV footage from the area at the time - should contact police online at www.gmp.police.uk, or call or call GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting log number 2140 of November 18, 2021.