Two men have died following a crash during a police pursuit in Greater Manchester last night.

Police officers began pursuing a speeding car in Salford on Wednesday night at about 23:40 hrs before the car crashed with two other vehicles.

The two men from the car died, and a man and two women from one of the other vehicles were seriously injured.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) have commenced an investigation into the crash. A spokeswoman for the IOPC has said: “We understand the pursuit involving an unmarked police car took place on Frederick Road, Salford at around 11.40 pm. The vehicle being pursued collided with two other public vehicles.” The spokeswoman added that “sadly two men from the pursued vehicle have since been pronounced dead”.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have said that the crash has been referred to it’s professional standards branch, in line with procedure.

Farleys Solicitors are currently instructed on two inquests following deaths as a result of police pursuit by GMP. The inquests are to look at how the pursuits started, the policies and procedures in place and whether these were followed correctly, and the direct circumstances leading to death. There will need to be an analysis of the continuing risk assessments that the officers should have been undertaking.

Here at Farleys our specialist inquest team have represented clients in a number of inquests following police contact. For information about securing representation, please contact the team on 0845 287 0939 or complete our online contact form.