Car abandoned and set on fire after police chase

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A car was abandoned and set alight after reportedly being pursued by police.

Fire crews from Atherton were called to Thirlmere Avenue in Tyldesley at around 4.20am to reports of a vehicle fire.

The Volkswagen Touareg had been left in the road and was blazing by the time firefighters arrived.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the car had earlier been involved in a police chase after its occupants were involved in an unknown crime.