Moment prolific car thief gang busted by cops after dramatic 100mph chase – Manchester Evening News

Moment prolific car thief gang busted by cops after dramatic 100mph chase – Manchester Evening News

In a dramatic display of law enforcement, Manchester police have brought an end to the reign of a prolific car thief gang after a high-speed chase along the M60 at speeds of up to 100mph.

The pursuit began shortly after authorities received a tipoff regarding the group’s whereabouts, with the suspects attempting to evade capture in a stolen car. After a lengthy pursuit involving multiple police vehicles, the perpetrators were apprehended and arrested on suspicion of theft, possession of stolen goods and driving offences.

The gang of seven, all believed to be in their late teens and early twenties, are believed to have stolen cars across Greater Manchester over the past few weeks, with several of the vehicles being fitted with false plates. The group had become notorious in the area, with police receiving numerous complaints from members of the public.

The police were able to recover several of the stolen cars during the pursuit, though some of the vehicles may have been damaged due to the high-speed chase. A spokesperson for the force said: “We take the issue of car crime extremely seriously and we are pleased to have put a stop to this gang’s criminal activities. We would like to thank members of the public who provided information which allowed us to apprehend the suspects.”

The suspects have been remanded in custody, and will appear before the magistrates’ court in due course. The investigation into their activities is ongoing, with police hoping to recover further stolen vehicles and return them to their rightful owners.

In a statement, the local police chief commended the swift action of the officers involved, saying: “This was a complex case but our officers used their expertise and training to bring the perpetrators to justice. We hope this will serve as a deterrent to anyone considering engaging in criminal activity in the area.”