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Moment bungling ‘burglar’ is arrested after crashing his car into a sign post following high-speed chase


  • Police had been pursuing the suspect at 91mph in residential area of Prestwich 

This is the moment a suspected burglar smashed his vehicle into a street sign during a 90mph police chase before being arrested by officers.

Video footage shows a Greater Manchester Police car tearing through streets in a residential area in pursuit of their suspect.

But the chase, which reached speeds of 91mph, came to an abrupt end as the motor crashed into a street sign and the two men inside tried to do a runner from cops, leaving a hammer in the car.

After they were held, the force even mocked the pair online with a post saying they had ‘sign posted’ the suspect to custody.

The force said traffic police witnessed the car travelling at ‘dangerously’ high speeds at around 2.15am on Friday morning along Bury New Road in Prestwich.

Before officers were able to approach the vehicle, it failed to stop and sped off, a spokesman said.

This is the moment a suspected burglar smashed his car into a sign post during a 90mph police chase before being arrested by officers

This is the moment a suspected burglar smashed his car into a sign post during a 90mph police chase before being arrested by officers

The chase came to an abrupt end as the motor crashed into the sign and the two men inside tried to do a runner from cops, leaving a hammer in the car

The chase came to an abrupt end as the motor crashed into the sign and the two men inside tried to do a runner from cops, leaving a hammer in the car

Greater Manchester Police force said traffic police witnessed the car travelling at 'dangerously' high speeds at around 2.15am on Friday morning along Bury New Road in Prestwich

Greater Manchester Police force said traffic police witnessed the car travelling at ‘dangerously’ high speeds at around 2.15am on Friday morning along Bury New Road in Prestwich

After they were held, the force even mocked the pair online with a post saying they had 'sign posted' the suspect to custody

After they were held, the force even mocked the pair online with a post saying they had ‘sign posted’ the suspect to custody

Inspector Danny Kabal said: 'The public would rightly expect us to lock-up anyone who thinks it is acceptable to carry a weapon or drive dangerously in a bid to escape, and this is exactly what we will continue to do'

Inspector Danny Kabal said: ‘The public would rightly expect us to lock-up anyone who thinks it is acceptable to carry a weapon or drive dangerously in a bid to escape, and this is exactly what we will continue to do’

After the car chase, cops then gave chase to the suspect on foot and held a man in his 50s on suspicion of dangerous driving, having no insurance and failing to stop for police.

A search of the car revealed a hammer and the man was further arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

He remains in custody for questioning, the force said.

Inspector Danny Kabal said: ‘The public would rightly expect us to lock-up anyone who thinks it is acceptable to carry a weapon or drive dangerously in a bid to escape, and this is exactly what we will continue to do.’



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