criminals ram a police car with their Transit van

Police have released CCTV footage after a van purposely rammed into a police car at speed in Salford.

Shortly before 3.15am on Tuesday 5 September 2017, officers in an unmarked police car were patrolling Salford when they came across a white Ford Transit van with false number plates.

The patrol car gestured for the van to pull over but the van began speeding through the streets and was pursued by police.

Police have released CCTV footage after a van purposely rammed into a police car at speed in Salford

Police have released CCTV footage after a van purposely rammed into a police car at speed in Salford

The van driver slammed on the brakes a number of times in the hope that the patrol car would crash into the back of it and stop the pursuit.

The driver then quickly turned the van around and drove at speed directly at the patrol car before ramming into it on Duchy Street in Irwell, Salford and driving off.

The two officers in the patrol car have received hospital treatment for their injuries and will be unable to continue their usual duties for some time due to this incident.

A 21 year-old woman, who is believed to have been the passenger in the van, has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, however police are still searching for the driver of the van.

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