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Golf R driver reached speeds of 150mph during M6 chase

THE driver of a stolen car led officers on a 150mph chase on a busy Lancashire motorway.

Officers working overnight spotted the Volkswagen Golf R at high speed on the M6 Southbound before making chase on the vehicle, during which, speeds of up to 150mph were reached.

The car was later found abandoned near Wigan.

A spokesman said: “[Officers] sighted this VW Golf R at high speed on the M6 southbound.

“After a pursuit in excess of 150mph, the vehicle was located abandoned near Wigan.

“The vehicle was established as being stolen from Southport two days and now on false plates. Now recovered for CSI.”