A man in his 20’s is in a critical condition in hospital after he crashed his off road moped after failing to stop for police in Tyldesley yesterday.

Police were taking part in an anti-social behaviour operation in Wigan were following a man on an off-road moped when he failed to stop at the officer’s request.

The man came off the bike on Shuttle Street

A cordon is currently in place at the scene whilst enquiries are carried out.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

PC John Cavanagh, from GMP’s Serious Investigation Collision Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family who are understandably distressed whilst he fights for his life in hospital.

“A cordon is currently in place at the scene and we have referred the incident to the IOPC due to the police contact in the moments before this incident.

“We will do all we can to support any subsequent investigation.


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