Teenager dies after pursuit collision
A teenager has died following a police pursuit in Greater Manchester.
The male was in a Ford Fusion that collided with a building in Burnage shortly before 9.25pm on Sunday (November 3) after officers attempted to stop the car.
Another male who was also in the vehicle is in a life-threatening condition in hospital.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the Ford Fusion failed to stop and was involved in a collision with a building at the junction of Burnage Lane and Lane End Road a short time later.
“Two males who were travelling in the car were taken to hospital with injuries that were believed to be life threatening. One of them – believed to be a boy in his late teens – has since sadly died,” the force said in a statement.
GMP referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which has launched an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision.
It is understood that Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service pulled the car from the building before the two male occupants could be rescued.
Pictures of the scene show the car on its side and a hole in the building’s brick wall.
Detective Chief Superintendent Jon Chadwick, of GMP’s Professional Standards Branch, said: “I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of the person who has passed away following the collision in Burnage last night.
“The response to the incident is still ongoing and there are a number of road closures in place in the nearby area, with the scene likely to remain for some time.”