Driver flees scene of early hours of morning crash at Brierfield junction of M65

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A suspected drink driver fled the scene of an early hours of the morning crash on the M65.

The driver of the black BMW (pictured) collided with vehicle belonging to Delta Taxis at junction 12 at Brierfield at 3am.

Police were called and patrols raced to the scene but the culprit had run off after removing the number plates from the vehicle.

A witness said: "Police had an idea who the driver may be so they were going to knock on a few doors in the area."

The taxi driver was treated in hospital for an injury to his arm.