A driver who thought he could out run police was arrested after a high-speed motorway chase.
Officers tried to pull over the black Kia Cee’d on the M62 near Rochdale due to the way it was being driven.
However the driver failed to stop and led officers on a cat and mouse chase for several miles.
Attempting to evade police, it came off the motorway and raced around the streets of Milnrow and Shaw before re-joining the motorway.
It then drove along the westbound carriageway all the up to Rishworth Moor before exiting and turning around and heading in the opposite direction.
It was eventually stopped close where police had originally spotted it, near junction 20 for the A627(M).
The dramatic pursuit ended just before 7pm on Friday when the car hit a lamppost on the exit slip road and was surrounded.
Police said a man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and remained in custody for questioning.
Mohammed Khan, who was in a Nissan X-Trail with his mother Saeeda at the wheel, was heading towards Oldham, in the busy 50mph roadworks area, when he saw three police vehicles speeding down the opposite carriageway.
Within a couple of minutes he believes the same police vehicles approach at speed from behind them.
The cars then disappeared into the distance only for Mohammed and his mother to come across them on the slip road further down.
The car appeared to have hit a lamppost and a man was on the ground next to the car, surrounded by three police vehicles.
Mohammed said: “We heard the sirens and the police cars on the other side of the motorway then just two or three minutes later we heard them again and the same vehicles were coming from behind.
“One police car came up the hard shoulder and another in the outside lane. Then I saw the black car swerve into the middle lane.”
The cars sped off – doing about 70mph in the congested stretch – and Mohammed came across the accident scene a short time later as traffic slowed to a halt.
“It was quite shocking,” said Mohammed, who is sub-postmaster at Salendine Nook Post Office.
“I have never seen anything like that before. In five minutes it was all over.”