A man was hit by a car and a police car was rammed in Hulme in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The incident happened on Stretford Road at the junction with Leaf Street in Hulme when black Audi TT had rammed into a white Renault Scenic.
The driver of Renault, a 45 year old man, had then got out of the car and attempted to run away but was chased by the black Audi and a second man on foot; he was then hit by the car.
The man then ran down Leaf Street to get away from the Audi, but was chased and hit again by the car. The second offender who was a on foot caught up to the man and assaulted him further.
Officers on general patrol in the area then saw the man running and then saw the Audi TT coming towards them. The Audi rammed into the police car in order to make off.The Audi made off and officers identified it as stolen and using false number plates.
The victim was checked over by paramedics but thankfully had only minor injuries.Police are now investigating and searching for those involved.
Detective Constable Stuart Macquiban of GMP’s City of Manchester Team said: “The driver of the Audi had complete disregard for anyone’s safety and it is terrifying to think about what could have happened.
“The police car was rammed when it got in the way of the Audi, nothing was going to stop the driver trying to get away.
“I am only thankful that no one was more injured in this incident. We are basically talking about a car that was used as a weapon, tonnes of metal careered towards the man, his car and then the officers in their patrol car.
“I am aware that there is footage on social media and many people saw the incident. I would like to hear from them all as we continue to investigate, we need to find those responsible as soon as possible.”