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Video: car crashes into bus stop as driver tries to get away from police

This is the moment a Vauxhall Corsa crashed into a Bolton bus stop after its driver allegedly tried to get away from police.

The dashcam footage shows the vehicle bounce off the shelter and spin 180 degrees, with parts of the car sent flying across the road.

The driver then got out and fled, leaving his injured passenger behind.

PC Matt Picton, from GMP Traffic, said the vehicle was spotted by patrols on the A6 Chorley Road in Westhoughton at around 11.12pm on Saturday night.

“It was stopped originally due to the manner it was being driven.

"As officers got out of the car to speak to the driver, it sped off, and tried to do a u-turn.

“It failed an instead hit the bus stop.”

– PC Matt Pictron
Credit: ITV News

Football banning order for coin throwing

Ryan Gallagher Credit: GMP

A man has been given a football banning order following a coin throwing incident at a football match.

Ryan Gallagher, 25, was arrested at the Bury V Bolton match at Gigg Lane on suspicion of throwing coins at away fans.

Gallagher, who is a Bury FC supporter, appeared at Bury Magistrates Court today, Friday 28 October 2016, where he was given a three year football banning order.

Chief Inspector Joanne Marshall-Bell, match commander of the Bury v Bolton match said:

All fans have the right to attend football matches without fear of violence, no matter how fierce the rivalry with the opposition.

There is absolutely no excuse to throw missiles at other fans and I hope this banning order will send a clear message that GMP, along with all of our local football clubs, will not tolerate this.

Ryan Gallagher thought he could behave in an unacceptable manner and he is now being punished his actions.

– Chief Inspector Joanne Marshall-Bell

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