Schoolchildren hurt as two buses crash in Salford

Salford bus crash
Image caption The driver of the single decker bus suffered head injuries

Twenty-five people, including a driver and several schoolchildren, were hurt when two buses crashed in Salford.

A double decker and single decker collided at the junction of Lower Broughton Road and Cromwell Road in Charlestown, just before 08:00 GMT.

Emergency services treated the injured at the scene, including the driver of the single-decker bus who suffered a minor head wound.

Some of the injured were children travelling to school, police said.

As a result of delays caused by the crash, armed police were required to surround the convoy carrying Dale Cregan to Preston Crown Court, where he is standing trial for the murder of father and son David and Mark Short.

Supt Leor Giladi, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "It is absolutely normal practice for armed officers to get out of their vehicles if the convoy they are in comes to a halt for any reason.

"This is what happened this morning when the vehicles were caught behind a collision and residents who may have seen our officers on the streets can be reassured it was nothing more than that."

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