Manchester

Quad bike 'drove directly' at Greater Manchester PC

A police officer suffered injuries to her arms and legs when a man drove his quad bike at her when she asked him to pull over in Manchester.

The PC was treated in hospital after the incident on Alness Road Whalley Range on Wednesday at 16:30 BST.

Police said that "instead of stopping when requested, the rider drove directly at the officer".

The quad bike was found abandoned nearby and has been forensically examined.

The officer's injuries are not believed to be serious.

Det Insp Terry Crompton said: "Police officers face all kinds of aggressive and violent behaviour during a day at work but this was particularly dangerous and the consequences could have been far worse.

"The officer was responding to complaints from the public about nuisance bike riding.

"We would ask the community for their support to identify the man responsible."

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