A man had died after a crash in Heywood following a short police chase.

Police were called following a crash on York Street at around 3.15am today, Monday.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) say initial enquiries suggest a Dacia Sandero was being driven on Bolton Road in Heywood when it failed to stop for a police patrol car.

A short chase began onto Rochdale Road East, the force say, before a decision was made by police to end the pursuit.

Shortly after, the Dacia struck a business premises on York Street and the driver, a man, died.

A GMP spokesperson added: "Following the police contact prior to the collision, in-line with normal procedure, the matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

"Officers from GMP’s serious collision investigation unit are appealing for witnesses to the collision or anybody with footage of the incident to come forward."

Anyone with any information, CCTV, or dashcam footage is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting log number 299 of 01/07/24.