Arrests over M61 police pursuit crash in Bolton

The scene of the crash Image copyright Henna Sheth
Image caption The officer suffered minor injuries in the crash

Two men have been arrested after a police officer was hurt in a motorway crash while pursuing a car.

The officer's vehicle overturned on the M61 in Bolton as he tried to stop a car suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run in Blackpool on Monday.

The PC was taken to hospital with minor injures and has since been discharged.

The men, aged 35 and 22, both from Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester, were arrested and bailed until 29 November.

The 35-year-old was held on suspicion of two counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident, dangerous driving and drink and drug driving.

The 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

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