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Two Manchester police officers deliberately run over by car in routine stop – leaving one with fractured skull

By Glen Keogh

Two Greater Manchester Police officers were deliberately ploughed into by a car during a routine stop yesterday, leaving one with a fractured skull.

The officers, both male, had pulled over what is believed to be a red Hyundai which they thought was speeding in Harpurhey at about 10.50pm.

When they got out to approach the car it deliberately reversed, leaving one with a fractured skull and bleed to the brain and the other with a fractured wrist which needs surgery.

Paramedics and extra police reached the men when one of them managed to use his radio, and they are now in hospital with their families where their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

After the incident on Rochdale Road, two men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a warrant executed in the Haslingden area of Manchester.

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan said: “Sadly, what this incident painfully highlights is the dangers officers face every day when protecting the public.

“I know the friends and colleagues of both officers will be anxious to know how the two men are doing, as it is always very unsettling when friends and colleagues are injured in the line of duty, so we will be offering support to anyone who needs it.”

Anyone with information about the incident should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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