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Unmarked police car crashes into Nani's Bentley Continental

The Portuguese winger was reportedly on his way home from training when the collision occurred.

Nani (file).
Nani (file).
Image: Eamon and James Clarke/Eamonn and James Clarke/EMPICS Entertainment

MANCHESTER UNITED WINGER Nani has been involved in a car crash with an unmarked police car, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed.

Nani’s Bentley Continental was in a collision with the unmarked police Ford Mondeo which was responding to an emergency call on Friday in Stockport, Cheshire, near Manchester.

Neither driver was hurt but the passenger in the police car, a volunteer special constable, received minor injuries GMP said.

The force said only minor damage was caused to the police car and Nani’s Bentley — a luxury car which costs up to £180,000.

Portugal international Nani, signed by Manchester United in 2007, was reportedly still in his training kit and returning home when the accident took place.

A GMP spokeswoman said Saturday: “At about 6.40pm (1840GMT) on Friday 15 February 2013, an unmarked police car responding to an emergency call was travelling along Gatley road at the junction with Kingsway, Stockport.

“As the police car entered the junction it collided with a Bentley, Continental.

“The passenger in the police car received minor injuries and only minor damage was caused to both vehicles.”

She added: “The police driver has been suspended from driving duties in line with normal procedure.”

Manchester United’s next match is an FA Cup fifth round tie at home to Reading on Monday.

© AFP 2013.

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