Greater Manchester Police have charged a 17-year-old male with four counts of assault of an emergency worker, including a section 47 assault.
Officers were carrying out a ‘hospital guard’ on the suspect when they were attacked.
The male had been taken into police custody after the force launched a major crackdown on known gang members following a number of shootings in Harpurhey.
Over the last 48 hours, a total of nine addresses were raided by officers in a bid to bring a halt to the worrying increase in gang-related violence in the area.
The Manchester Evening News has reported that Six men, aged between 16 and 31, were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and criminal damage.
Officers took five of them into custody while one was taken to hospital after complaining of feeling unwell.
Whilst posted to a hospital guard on the suspect, four officers were attacked with one of the officers suffering serious bite marks to his arms.
Another officer suffered an injury to his leg. Both have since been discharged from hospital.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said:
‘A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with four counts of assault of an emergency worker and section 47 assault.
‘He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Monday 15 February 2021.
‘On Friday 12 February 2021, officers detaining a man suffered bite-mark injuries and were treated at hospital.
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