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Our Tactical Vehicle Intercept Unit were busy across the roads of Greater Manchester last night as six suspects were taken to custody on suspicion of offences including theft, aggravated burglary and possession of a bladed article.
In south Manchester, our officers spotted a suspected stolen VW Golf potentially on cloned plates and pursued it in the Burnage area of the city before running after three men and detaining them.
A member of the public noticed a jacket had been thrown into a bin during the chase where £5k in cash and an estimated £3k's worth of cocaine was recovered.
We also pursued a suspected stolen vehicle in the Ashton-under-Lyne area of Tameside after a call came in reporting suspicious activity around a car that had been parked in the same spot for three weeks.
A car matching the description was later spotted and pursued for a short period of time before the driver ran from the scene.
In the car, a large knife was found and one man was taken to custody after a foot chase.
Two more suspects were arrest in the Whitefield area of Bury in the early hours of today (Wednesday 5 January) with the support of our Tactical Dog Unit.
Dash cam footage of the pursuit shows the occupants of the pursued car attempting to make off from police before two men - aged 22 and 18 - were taken to custody after our canine colleagues helped detain them.
Our Tactical Vehicle Intercept Unit patrol in unmarked cars day and night working to target vehicles suspected of being involved of a broad range of crime - particularly thefts, burglaries, and robberies.
Across the Greater Manchester area they act on intelligence and reports from the public to continue to try and drive down vehicle-related crime in the region - under the codename Operation Dynamo.
If you have any information or suspicions about vehicles in your area, then report it to us online, if able, or via 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.
Details can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.