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Officers injured in hit and run

Two police officers have been injured in a hit and run in north Manchester last night. One suffered a fractured skull and the other received broken bones. They are in a stable condition. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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Men held on suspicion of attempted murder over hit and run

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.

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.

– Greater Manchester Police media statement

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