Bolton: Police crack down on stolen and abandoned vehicles


TWO cars have been seized in Bolton today, resulting in one driver being disqualified.

Police managed to stop an Audi TT as part of tactics to prevent a pursuit in Horwich.

It resulted in the driver being disqualified until September 2022.

A spokesperson for GMP Traffic said: “The driver of this Audi TT was stopped using Pre emptive tactics in Horwich by Special Response Tasking Team on Gloucester method.

“Pursuit prevented and driver disqualified until Sept 2022.

“Car seized and driver off to court again.”

BasicAudi TT seized by officers

In the same day the Special Response Tasking Team also seized a Peugeot Partner van on Halliwell Road, which was abandoned after seeing officers on Harvey Street.

A spokesperson for GMP Traffic said: “The Peugeot Partner van was sighted on Halliwell Road Bolton with four males in the front.

“On sighting the Special Response Tasking patrol, it was abandoned on Harvey Street.

“Seized whilst enquiries are current.”

BasicPeugeot Partner van seized

It comes after Police Community sustain Officers from the Bolton West Neighbourhood Team seized another means last night, after reports it was abandoned.

The means was later found to be stolen from Bury.

A spokesperson from GMP Bolton West said: “This evening PCSOs from the Bolton West Neighbourhood Team went to check a means on Poplar method in Horwich which was reported to be abandoned, insecure and in poor condition.

“Checks revealed the means to be an noticeable stolen means from Bury.

“The means was recovered.”

BasicAnother means seized by officers

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