FIREFIGHTERS were needed to make a gas main safe after a car being pursued by unmarked police cars collided with a house in Chadderton.

Drama unfolded at about 1am this morning when the BMW 1 series car was being chased along Farm Street before it hit an end-terraced property.

Two fire engines from Oldham and one from Hollins attended the incident. A man, believed to be in his late 20s, was led away by police in handcuffs.

There was minor damage to other vehicles nearby.