A policeman has been taken to hospital after crashing into a pole in Bury while responding to an incident in the early hours of today, Friday. 

The crash, which only involved the police car, happened at 1.10am on the junction of Brandlesholme Road and Longsight Road.

The policeman involved was taken to hospital, having suffered minor injuries. 

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The road was closed at least until 3.30am, but had been reopened by 7am. 

This morning, a give way sign and a bollard could be seen bent out of shape, and there were scratches on a pavement. 

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There was also debris and broken glass near the sign. 

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: "A police car responding to an incident was involved in a road traffic collision on Brandlesholme Road, Bury, at around 1.10am on February 1. 

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"There were no other vehicles involved and an officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries." 

For live updates on this incident, see our blog: https://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/24089208.brandlesholme-road-bury-closed-overnight-due-crash/

At just before 3.30am, police said: "Road closures are in place in Bury on Brandlesholme Road (B62) between Wood Road Lane and Shepherd Street and on Longsight Road at Hazel Hall Lane to ensure emergency services can respond safely to an RTC.

"Travel will likely be impacted for several hours - into rush hour." 

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A council worker who responded to the incident last night said: "I was called out at 3.45am and arrived at 4.15am, the tow truck was leaving the scene. 

"It was a police car. It looks like they mounted the traffic island, hit the bollard and then the pole. 

"Street lights in the area are out at the minute due to a fault."