Police, Fire & Court

Members of the public step in to help officers injured during Timperley assault

By David Prior at

Two members of the public have been thanked by police after an incident in Timperley last night that saw two officers injured.

Officers say they a man was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a vehicle after being stopped on Shaftesbury Avenue.

The suspect then attempted to flee the scene, however, and in the ensuing melee one officer suffered a dislocated shoulder, while another suffered a back injury.

Two people are then said to have become involved and helped the officers until back-up assistance arrived.

The officers have received medical care and are said to be “recovering well”.

GMP’s Trafford South division offered “many thanks” to the passers-by who came to the officers’ assistance.

The suspect was successfully detained by police and investigations are ongoing.

He has been charged with being in charge of a vehicle while over the prescribed alcohol limit and two cases of assault against police officers.