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Audi driver went 150mph as child, 3, sat on passenger's KNEE before smashing into lamppost

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A reckless driver reached speeds of 150mph while a three-year-old child was sat on a passenger's KNEE before ploughing into a lamppost.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police began following the Audi A3 along Bury New Road in Heywood on Tuesday evening (May 14).

A high-speed chase followed after the driver failed to stop, at around 6.57pm. The Audi was driven through Rochdale, towards Whitworth and then back into Rochdale again, reaching speeds of 150mph before smashing into a lamppost on Bentley Street at around 7.10pm. READ MORE Drunk passenger on board Turkey flight to Manchester Airport threatened to 'chin' EasyJet cabin crew The driver, an adult man, and the other occupant, another adult man, were both arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police and possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

Officers also uncovered cannabis inside the car. During the pursuit, a three-year-old child was inside the vehicle sat on the passenger’s knee.

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