Man Charged Over Harpurhey Hit And Run

25 February 2013, 08:55

A man has been charged after two police officers were injured in Harpurhey.

36 year old Wayne Crompton from Kenmore Way in Whitefield has been charged with two counts of section 18 assault, dangerous driving, aggravated taking without consent, driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance.

He is due before Manchester Magistrates Court later (Tues 26th Feb).

A 49-year-old man arrested was released without charge.

At about 10.50pm on Sunday 24th February, the two police officers pulled over what is believed to have been a red Hyundai on Rochdale Road in Harpurhey that was speeding. 

As the two officers got out to go to the car it reversed into one of the officers, before driving forward and hitting the other.

The car then drove off.

Both officers were taken to hospital for treatment.

One of them had a broken arm 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

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