Man charged over Manchester police hit-and-run crash

Rochdale Road, Harpurhey
Image caption The officers needed hospital treatment after the incident in Harpurhey

A man has been charged after two police officers were injured in a hit-and-run crash in Manchester.

The officers were hurt when a car they had stopped reversed into them on Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, on Sunday night.

Wayne Crompton, 36, of Kenmore Way, Whitefield, was charged with two counts of assault and dangerous driving.

He is due before Manchester Magistrates' Court later. A man, 49, also held was released without charge.

Mr Crompton was also charged with aggravated taking without consent, driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance.

Both officers were taken to hospital for treatment after the incident, which happened at about 22:50 GMT.

One sustained a broken arm which will need surgery and the other officer suffered a fractured skull and bleed to the brain.

He remains in a stable condition and his injury is not believed to be life-threatening.

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