A STOLEN car crashed into railings at speed in Prescot after a police pursuit.

Police became aware of a suspected stolen grey Peugeot 307 being sighted on Warrington Road at 10.50pm on Wednesday night.

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The car drove at speed towards Tarbock Island, was pursued for a short time and collided with barriers on Birch Close.

The car was then abandoned as those inside fled.

The vehicle is believed to have been stolen in Whiston earlier this month.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "We can confirm that a suspected stolen vehicle has been recovered in Prescot following an incident last night, Wednesday, August 14.

"Enquiries are ongoing to identify the driver and any occupants.

"It is believed that the car was stolen earlier this month from an address in Whiston."

  • Anyone who saw the incident, anyone making off in Birch Close, or captured footage on vehicle dashcam or home CCTV is asked to contact @MerPolCC , 101 with reference 957 of August 14, or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.