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Man fighting for life after being hit by police car involved in chase

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A pedestrian hit by a Greater Manchester Police car engaged in a pursuit has been left fighting for his life in hospital. The man's condition at Salford Royal Hospital was described by police as 'critical'.

No age for him has been released by the force. A fully-liveried Greater Manchester Police car 'requested' a vehicle to stop on Milnrow Road in Rochdale at around 3.25am on Sunday, the force said in a statement on Sunday.

The driver did not stop and a 'short pursuit' followed which continued onto Rochdale Road in the Firgrove area of the town. It was there the collision happened. READ MORE: Major police scene and roads taped off as emergency services respond to incident READ MORE: 'What happened to me on my birthday ruined my life in an instant' GMP confirmed it has made a referral to police watchdog the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in line with procedure.

Officers involved at the scene gave the man first aid before he was taken to hospital. The car being followed by police - which hasn't been described - did not stop at the scene and the force said investigations to track down the driver were now underway.

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