Police are investigating after a man was hit by a car and a police car was rammed in Hulme.
Shortly after 12.25am on Sunday 10 February 2019 Police were called to Stretford Road at the junction with Leaf Street in Hulme to reports that a black Audi TT had rammed into a white Renault Scenic.
The driver of Renault, a 45 year old man, had then got out of the car and attempted to run away but was chased by the black Audi and a second man on foot; he was then hit by the car.
The man then ran down Leaf Street to get away from the Audi, but was chased and hit again by the car. The second offender who was a on foot caught up to the man and assaulted him further.
Officers on general patrol in the area then saw the man running and then saw the Audi TT coming towards them. The Audi rammed into the police car in order to make off.
The Audi made off and officers identified it as stolen and using false number plates.
Paramedics checked the man who was knocked down but thankfully had only minor injuries.
Police are now investigating and searching for those involved.
Detective Constable Stuart Macquiban of GMP’s City of Manchester Team said: “The driver of the Audi had complete disregard for anyone’s safety and it is terrifying to think about what could have happened.
“The police car was rammed when it got in the way of the Audi, nothing was going to stop the driver trying to get away.
“I am only thankful that no one was more injured in this incident. We are basically talking about a car that was used as a weapon, tonnes of metal careered towards the man, his car and then the officers in their patrol car.
“I am aware that there is footage on social media and many people saw the incident. I would like to hear from them all as we continue to investigate, we need to find those responsible as soon as possible.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4409, alternatively call police on 101 quoting the reference number 58 of 10/02/19 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.