Motorcyclist, 18, arrested after collision with ambulance in Altrincham

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An 18-year-old motorcyclist was arrested for failing a roadside drugs test after colliding with a non-emergency ambulance in Altrincham yesterday.

Police have now confirmed they were called in Manor Road close to the junction with Moss Lane at around 3.45pm yesterday.

The non-emergency ambulance involved in the collision

A moped had collided with the back of a non-emergency ambulance, smashing its back window.

No-one on the ambulance was injured and the male motorcylist was treated for only minor injuries.

But the teenager was subsequently arrested for failing a roadside drugs test and also having no licence or insurance. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

The moped was badly damaged in the incident

A statement from Greater Manchester Police said: “At about 3.45pm today (27 July), officers were called to Manor Road, Altrincham, after a motorbike was in collision with a non-emergency ambulance.

“An 18-year-old male motorcyclist was treated for minor injuries and then arrested for failing a roadside drugs test and also having no licence or insurance. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

“No-one on the ambulance was injured.”

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