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Car crime in Manchester

Figures out on car crime Credit: PA

Central Manchester is the worst place in the country for car crime according to a survey out today. Between October 2011 and September 2012, 505 offences per 10,000 registered vehicles were reported in central Manchester.

This figure is four times the national average for car crime, which calculated as 121 offences per 10,000 vehicles. Greater Manchester Police say the way the data has been calculated is misleading.


Man in court after police run over

A man is due to appear in court to face allegations that he deliberately ran over two police officers in Manchester, leaving one with a fractured skull and bleeding to the brain.

The officers were injured during a routine stop in Harpurhey on Sunday night when they pulled over a vehicle for speeding in Rochdale Road.

When the officers got out to approach the car it reversed and hit them before the driver sped off.

Wayne Crompton, 36, will appear at Manchester Magistrates Court charged with two counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking without consent, driving while disqualified and and driving with no insurance.


Man charged over hit and run

A man's been charged after two police officers were injured in a hit and run in North Manchester. The officers were hit on Rochdale Road in Harpurhey on Sunday and are recovering in hospital.

Wayne Crompton's been charged with two counts of section 18 assault, dangerous driving, aggravated taking without consent, driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance. A 49-year old man's been released without charge.