Manchester

IPCC probe into Hyde fatal crash after police pursuit

Scene of crash in Windsor Road, Hyde
Image caption The 25-year-old driver died at the scene in Windsor Road

The police watchdog has started an investigation after a driver died shortly after being pursued by police in Greater Manchester.

The Volkswagen Golf crashed into a garden wall in Windsor Road, Hyde just before 0200 BST on Monday.

A police officer spotted the car being driven erratically in Stockport and began pursuing it. He lost sight of the car and it later crashed.

The 25-year-old driver died at the scene, police confirmed.

Greater Manchester Police referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) on Monday.

Investigators were sent to the scene and concluded an inquiry should begin, a spokesman said.

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