Police car smashed during a pursuit through Trafford

Pic: GMP

At around 12:30pm today (19 October) Police officers were patrolling Taunton Road in Sale in a marked vehicle, when a Landrover made off at speed, and failed to stop for police.

Officers then engaged in a pursuit of the landrover which proceeded to ram the police vehicle on Manor Avenue in Sale before making off again. police continued in pursuit this time to Dartford Road in Urmston where yet again the Landrover proceeded to ram a police vehicle causing significant damage to the car and a parked vehicle.

In the incident a police officer sustained injuries to his arm.

The occupants of the Landrover then made off on foot in the direction of the train tracks nearby.

Following a search of the area, a 22-year-old man was arrested at Chassen Road train station on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. He remains in custody for questioning.

A second man, aged 33, has also been arrested for burglary, dangerous driving, assault of an emergency worker and failing to stop. He has been taken to hospital for treatment, where his condition is currently being assessed.

Inspector Matthew Harvey from GMP’s Trafford District, said: “Police officers shouldn’t have to face these kind of dangers whilst on duty, and the road should be a safe place for all drivers. It’s just fortunate in this instance that any injuries were not more grave.

“We’re not looking for anyone else in connection to this incident, and would like to reassure members of the community that officers will continue to piece together the full circumstances of this pursuit.”

Anyone with information can contact police via LiveChat on our website www.gmp.police.uk quoting log 1348 of 19/10/21.