Two men have been detained after a stolen car crashed near Chester while being pursued by police.
Cheshire Contabulary was called after a report of a burglary at a house in Kilmorey Park, Chester, at 2.28am yesterday morning (Thursday, August 15) from where the blue Mercedes was taken.
Sharp-eyed officers sighted the car on Hoole Road and it was followed by police onto the M53 and M56.
But the Mercedes exited the M56 at junction 14, Hapsford, where it collided with the barrier at the top of the slip road.
The police vehicle was hit by debris and sent into a ditch but no officers were injured.
Both driver and passenger of the stolen car were detained and have been taken to hospital to be assessed.
In line with procedure, Cheshire Police’s Professional Standards Department was informed and has referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The exit slip road of the M56 eastbound at Hapsford was closed as a result of the incident while the damage was repaired but has since re-opened.
Anyone with any information about the burglary or who witnessed the collision is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 49 of August 15. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.