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.