Manhunt after stolen car rams police car

Police are hunting a stolen car after it rammed a police car in Chipping.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 7:19 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:06 am
Police are hunting for a stolen car after a it rammed a police car in Chipping.

The incident happened after a black Mitsubishi ASX was pulled over for a routine stop on Collins Hill Lane at around 3.20am this morning, say police.

The Mitsubishi then "reversed into the police car and took off at speed."

The Force Incident Manager for Lancashire Police said: "A car was stopped as part of a routine stop check in the early hours of this morning. The car then proceeded to reverse into the police car causing slight damage and accelerated away.

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"After making enquiries it became clear that the car had been stolen from the driveway of a property in Lower Lane in Freckleton.

"Patrols are actively looking for the car which has the registration number WV63GHG.

"We would ask members of the public to look out for the Mitsubishi and to report any sightings to the police on 101 quoting log ref 0120 17/03/17."

Nobody was injured during the incident.