Manchester

Part of M61 motorway closed after police chase

Police closed part of a motorway in Greater Manchester after items were thrown from a car they were chasing.

Officers started pursuing a grey Audi A4 after it rammed into a police car in Moorside Road, Kersal, at about 1330 BST, a police spokesman said.

They followed the Audi to the M61, at which point people inside started to throw items from the windows.

A rolling road block has been put in place from junctions two to six, so officers can recover the items.

The car was found abandoned in Hall Lane Grove, Hindley a short time later.

Officers are still trying to trace the driver.

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