Officers cut free from police car after incident near Rochdale police station

Date published: 11 July 2019

On Wednesday afternoon (10th July) two officers were taken to hospital after being cut free from a police car after a collision with an uninsured vehicle.

The vehicles collided at the junction of Manchester Road, Dane Street, St Marys Gate and the Esplanade.

A 26-year old man that was the driver of a black Ford Focus was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, driving without due care and attention, and driving without insurance.

He remains in custody for questioning.

Two Rochdale fire engines attended the scene they used specialist equipment to free a police woman who was trapped in the police vehicle.

Two officers were taken to hospital to be treated for injuries consistent with whiplash.

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