Police officer assaulted in Cheetham Hill

The assault happened in Smedley Lane Playing Fields Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information after an officer was assaulted in Cheetham Hill.

Shortly after 6.50pm on Friday 22nd December, police were called to reports of a fight on Smedley Lane Playing Fields, off Cardinal Street.

Officers attended and found a large group of youths who subsequently fled from the park.

A search of the area commenced during which an officer was hit over the back of the head and left unconscious.

The officer was taken to hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.

It is completely unacceptable that an officer responding to an incident has been assaulted.

Chief Inspector Cherie Dunn, GMP's City of Manchester team
  • Anyone with any information should contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1812 of 22/12/2017, or Crimstoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.