Four men arrested in Hyde after police pursuit

Four men were arrested for driving offences and breaching Covid-19 restrictions in Hyde on Tuesday morning (May 5).

Police began to follow a suspected stolen vehicle, which was found abandoned a short time later when officers started to pursue the male offenders on foot. 

During the chase, a 23-year-old man fell near Lower Bennett Street (pictured) and was taken to hospital after suffering a leg injury. 

Three other men, including a 19-year-old, were later arrested. 

A statement from Greater Manchester Police read: "At around 8.05am on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, police engaged in short pursuit after sighting a suspected stolen vehicle in Tameside.

"A short time later, the vehicle was abandoned and the pursuit continued on foot.

"During the foot pursuit, a 23-year-old man fell and sustained a leg injury. He was taken to hospital. His injuries are not life threatening.

"Four men, aged 19, 23 and 28, were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, handling stolen goods, possessing controlled drugs and breaching Covid-19 restrictions.

"They remain in police custody for questioning."

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