Police car in dramatic crash after officer is rammed off the road during pursuit of van

A police car was involved in a dramatic crash in Rochdale tonight which ended when the officer was rammed off the road. Pictures from the scene showed a patrol car with extensive damage to the front of the vehicle. An ambulance was also at the scene.

The scene of a police crash on Norton Road in Rochdale

Eye-witness told the M.E.N. officers from Lancashire Police were involved in the pursuit of a van.

They described how one officer appeared to have been injured.

Police car in dramatic crash after officer is rammed off the road during pursuit of vanThe scene of a police crash on Norton Road in Rochdale

Norton Road just north of Rochdale town centre was closed off tonight as an investigation into the incident began.

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Police car in dramatic crash after officer is rammed off the road during pursuit of van

Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here A spokesman for Lancashire Police said officers were responding to a report of a domestic incident in Whitworth, Lancashire, when they noticed a Sprinter van ‘driving erratically’.

“We requested it to stop. It failed to stop and a pursuit developed which ended a short time later when the Sprinter van rammed the police car and made off,” he said. A female officer suffered minor injuries in the crash, the spokesman confirmed.

The M.E.N. has asked GMP for a comment.

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