A 20-YEAR-OLD man has been charged in connection with a car chase which resulted in a crash in the town centre yesterday.

At around 10.10am a police vehicle travelling on Rainford Road in the direction of St Helens was involved in a pursuit of a green Vauxhall Corsa, which had allegedly been stolen.

A short time later, the Corsa was involved in a collision with a grey Mercedes car on North John Street.

Police say the man driver of the Mercedes was assessed by paramedics at the scene but was not injured.

The two occupants of the Corsa were also assessed by paramedics but refused further treatment.

Danny Smith, 20, of no fixed address has been charged with dangerous driving.

Smith is due to appear at Liverpool Magistrates' Court today.