Driver of a blue Mercedes crashes into lamp post in Penwortham

THE driver of a blue Mercedes crashed his car into a lamp post in Penwortham today after a police chase.

Thursday, 1st December 2016, 5:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:41 pm

Officers who believed the car to have been stolen indicated to the driver to pull over.

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But instead the driver sped ahead and police chased the car until it went into a lamp post in Kingsfold Drive at about 4.40pm.

One 19-year-old man from Penwortham was arrested at the scene on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and is currently in custody.

The other person in the car fled the scene.