Gatepost flies into Bolton home after car crashes in police chase

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Media captionCar crashes into gate after Bolton police chase

A garden gatepost flew through the living room window of a house when it was hit by a car involved in a police chase.

The post smashed into the home in St Helens Road, Bolton, after the car lost control and crashed at 01.28 BST.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. There were no major injuries as it is thought the residents were asleep upstairs.

Police were chasing the car when it hit parked vehicles and then the post.

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Image caption The gatepost smashed through the home's front window when a car crashed into it
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Image caption The car crashed into the house's front garden wall

The car flipped and was found by police on its side outside the house.

The post caused a hole in the property which workers later began repairing.

"The car hit several parked cars before crashing," a Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman said.

"Fortunately there were no serious injuries."

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Image caption A worker tries to mend the front window after the gate post flew into the home

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