A man is in a critical condition after a police car collided with a pedestrian in the early hours of Sunday morning.

At around 3.25am yesterday, officers requested a vehicle to stop in Rochdale but the driver failed to and a short police pursuit commenced on Milnrow Road.

The chase continued onto Rochdale Road where the collision between the police vehicle and the pedestrian occurred.

Officers provided medical assistance to the injured man, who was taken to Salford Royal Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The male driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene of the collision, and enquiries are now underway to locate him.

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