Greater Manchester Police has issued a statement on the incident in which two police officers were left injured after a car was driven directly at them:
At about 10.50pm on Sunday 24 February 2013, the two police officers pulled over what is believed to have been a red Hyundai on Rochdale Road in Harpurhey that was travelling at excess speed.
However, as the two officers got out to approach the car the offending vehicle reversed - deliberately colliding with the two officers, who are both men. The car then drove off.
One of the officers was able to use his radio to call for help and extra patrols were sent to the scene, along with paramedics.
Both officers were taken to hospital for treatment.
– Greater Manchester Police media statement
One of the officers has sustained a fractured wrist which will need surgery.
The other officer has suffered a fractured skull and bleed to the brain, and remains in a stable condition although his injury is not believed to be life-threatening.
The families of both officers are aware and are with their loved ones in hospital.
As a result of inquiries made by officers from Greater Manchester Police and assisted by Lancashire Police, a warrant was later executed in the Haslingden area of Lancashire where two men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Two police officers were left injured after a car was driven directly at them last night on Rochdale Road in Harpurhey.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said:
At approximately 10.45pm last night two GMP officers had stopped another car.
When they got out to speak to the occupants it was driven into them.
The vehicle then left the scene.
One of the officers has some broken bones and the other has a fractured skull.
They are in a stable condition in hospital.