Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police WERE Pursuing Beer-Garden Crash Car

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police WERE Pursuing Beer-Garden Crash Car

Article excerpt

A CAR which ploughed through a fence into a pub's beer garden WAS being pursued by police.

The silver Audi ended up just yards away from two young children in a play area after it smashed through the fence at The Windmill, in Failsworth, Oldham.

Armed police were on scene on Lord Lane alongside police dog units moments after the crash on May 10.

Police have now confirmed the vehicle was being pursued by police when it smashed into the fence.

Officers began pursuing the Audi at 3.40pm as they thought it had been involved in an earlier robbery in the same area. The driver and a passenger inside the vehicle fled from the scene after it slammed into the fence.

A 25-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of robbery, dangerous driving and possession with intent to supply cannabis. …

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