Four men on off-road bikes sought after police car is attacked

Date published: 17 December 2018

Greater Manchester Police have launched an investigation to try and find four men they believe are responsible for attacking a police car with bricks while officers were dealing with another call.

It was yesterday (Sunday) when officers were attending an incident on Clyde Street in Oldham before returning to their vehicle to find the windscreen had been smashed and one of the side mirrors had been badly damaged.

They’re now searching for four men seen on off-road bikes who they believe caused the damage.

The bikes had no plates, with the men not wearing helmets.

In a post on their social media accounts, Greater Manchester Police Oldham Central said: “While attending an incident on Clyde Street tonight, officers have returned to their vehicle and found a brick had been put through the windscreen and the side mirror smashed.

"This vehicle and officers are now off the road.

“Four males on off road bikes, no plates or helmets are believed responsible.

"Anyone with any info is asked to ring 101 or Oldham police station and ask to speak to either PC 14354 OR PC 17579.

“Lets hope that the people responsible for this don't need a police patrol to help them or their family tonight and we are one patrol short.”

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