Greater Manchester Police have released some body-worn camera footage of the moment when a prolific car thief told police officers to ‘chill out’ after leading them on a high-speed pursuit.
Specially trained pursuit officers spotted Matthew Towler’s Ford Fiesta travelling at high speed on Cleggs Lane, Little Hulton, Salford, at 1:30 am on 25th November 2021.
Towler continued to drive like a lunatic, reaching speeds of up to 100mph and travelling on the wrong side of the road.
In Tyldesley town centre, Towler drove at 90mph in a 20mph area, eventually clipping a kerb on Elliott Street and coming to a stop.
Towler left the vehicle, but officers chased and arrested him close by as a police dog closed in on him.
Watch the video below to find out what happened:
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