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Police find gun after a high-speed car chase

Police around the car in Huyton. Credit: Liverpool Echo.

Armed police surrounded a BMW which overturned following a high-speed chase near Liverpool.

Witnesses said the car crashed after being chased at around 80mph off the M62 motorway at Huyton.

Police said officers attempted to stop the car on Pilch Lane East, Huyton, at just after 1.45pm.

The driver made off, damaging a police car, and then lost control of his own vehicle, which hit a wall and tipped over onto its roof.

A search of the car uncovered a suspected firearm.

Police at the scene in Huyton. Credit: Liverpool Echo
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