A SUSPECT has been charged after a car crashed into a wall during a lengthy police chase.

Police cordons remained in place over the weekend due to the severity of the damage to the brickwork at the junction of Wash Lane and Knutsford Road in Latchford, outside the Environment Agency’s base.

Warrington Guardian:

This was caused by a pursuit in the early hours of Tuesday, June 8.

At around 2am, Greater Manchester Police were called to reports of an assault in the Moss Side area of the city.

The assailant had reportedly attacked a woman before making off from the scene in her car.

She suffered minor injuries as a result and required hospital treatment, but was discharged later the same day.

Officers then attempted to pull over this vehicle after spotting it travelling in the Runcorn area.

But a chase ensued and continued onto Warrington, with the collision on the main route occurring at around 3am.

Warrington Guardian:

The pursuit was finally ended after the suspect crashed into a lamppost on Bold Street in the town centre.

Both the driver and a police officer were taken to hospital but are not believed to have suffered serious injuries.



Warrington Guardian:

Michael Ward, of Manchester, has since been charged with attempted robbery and breach of a non-molestation order in relation to the incident.

The 24-year-old appeared at Manchester Magistrates Court in order to face these charges on Thursday, June 10.

A GMP spokesman said: "A man has been charged following an incident in Moss Side.

"Michael Ward, aged 24 and of Maine Road in Manchester, has been charged with attempted robbery and breach of a non-molestation order.

"He appeared in Manchester Magistrates Court on June 10.

"At around 2am on Tuesday, June 8, police were called to Maine Road, Moss Side, following a report of an assault.

"Officers established a woman had been assaulted and a man had made off from the scene in the woman's vehicle.

"The victim sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

"She was discharged the same day."