A MAN has been arrested after a minor road traffic offence led to a police chase through Tyldesley.

On Tuesday, April 25, Greater Manchester Police announced that officers from the Transport Unit made an arrest following a pursuit in Tyldesley.

The driver of the vehicle is reported to have committed a minor moving traffic offence on Manchester Road, after which he was followed by officers from the Transport Unit.

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After the vehicle failed to stop, the driver allegedly led police on a short chase before driving into a dead end on Meanly Road, towards Astley.

The man is said to have then evacuated his vehicle and led police on a foot pursuit, before eventually being detained.

After further checks, the van was found to be displaying false plates and is alleged to have been stolen from Bolton last week.

The driver was arrested for theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, failing to stop, and driving without insurance.

GMP officers later announced that Benjamin Nuttall, of no fixed address, has been charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving with no insurance, and aggravated taking without owner's consent.

He has been remanded to appear in court on Thursday, April 27.