Hit and run injures two GMP officers

By Gerald Heneghan

Two officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have been injured in a hit and run attack.

At around 10.50pm yesterday (February 24th), a red Hyundai was pulled over on Rochdale Road in Harpurhey for speeding. When two policemen approached the vehicle, it reversed – hitting the two PCs and driving away.

One of the officers radioed for help and paramedics attended the scene, along with further patrols. Two men were later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

“One of the officers suffered a fractured wrist and the other a fractured skull. Both men are in hospital receiving treatment and their families are with them. Our thoughts are with both the officers and their families as they recover from their injuries,” said GMP Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan.

“Sadly, what this incident painfully highlights is the dangers officers face every day when protecting the public. What should have been a routine vehicle stop resulted in two officers being deliberately driven at and suffering serious injuries.”

Both officers were taken to hospital, where one was treated for a fractured wrist, which will require surgery. The second officer suffered a fractured skull and bleeding to the brain – although he remains in a stable condition and the injury is not thought to be life-threatening.

Police are appealing for anyone with information relevant to the incident and members of the public can get in touch on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers.

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