Three die in crash during Manchester police chase

 

Three people died and a fourth is seriously ill after their car crashed during a police pursuit near Manchester early today, police said.

The two men and one woman were killed when their Vauxhall Vectra struck a garden wall in Oldham, Greater Manchester shortly after 3.30am.

A second woman in the car survived the crash and was taken to hospital where her condition is described as critical.

Greater Manchester Police said a police patrol earlier attempted to stop the car in Oldham town centre but the driver made off and the officer began a pursuit.

The crash happened shortly afterwards in Middleton Road, Chadderton.

A spokeswoman said: “GMP’s Professional Standards Branch is aware and the matter has now been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.”

PA