Man arrested after attempting to evade police by hiding under trampoline following pursuit in South Manchester
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At around 2.05am today (1 December 2021) officers on patrol spotted a Volkswagen Golf they believed to be stolen in Northenden.
Alerted by officers the Golf made off and a short pursuit ensued with the vehicle heading in the direction of terminal 2 at Manchester Airport.
The National Police Air Service (NPAS) was deployed to track the vehicle and it was sighted travelling along Portway before the car mounted the pavement and collided with a wall on Harry Rowley Close, Woodhouse Park.
The driver made off on foot but was soon spotted by NPAS in a nearby garden hiding under a trampoline before he again made off towards Portway.
The man was swiftly detained by nearby officers and arrested on suspicion of burglary. He remains in custody for questioning.
The VW Golf was recovered and is believed to have been involved in a series of burglaries in the Trafford area.
Enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information, or video footage, should contact police on 101 quoting incident 213 of 01/12/21. Alternatively details can be passed via our LiveChat at www.gmp.police.uk.
Details can also be passed via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.