Driver clocked travelling over THREE times the speed limit in Walton-le-Dale

Police clocked a car travelling at speeds of over 75mph in a 20mph zone after it failed to stop for a patrol in Walton-le-Dale.

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, 8:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:21 pm
The car was spotted travelling at dangerously high speeds along Hennel Lane. Pic: Googlemaps

The black Ford Focus Zetec sped away from police at the dangerously high speed on Hennel Lane after being spotted just after 4am this morning, say police.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "A black Ford Focus Zetec failed to stop for police in the early hours of this morning. The car was then seen to be driving at speeds of over 75mph in a 20mph zone.

"Stingers were put in place and the police dog unit and helicopter were called in to assist in tracking the vehicle.

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"The car was later found abandoned on Wigan Road."

No arrests have been made and enquiries are on-going.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact police on 101.