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Motorist initially stops only to drive away

Police in Manchester are seeking a hit-and-run driver who knocked a Police Community Support Officer off her bike.

The officer was on duty in hi-visibility clothing and was riding along Wordsworth Road South in Old Trafford at about 10.45pm on Friday when a car joining the road from a side street struck her.

The driver initially stopped and got out to look at the rider before driving away without offering any assistance. She was taken to hospital with bruising but later discharged.

Detective Constable Cherylin Allen, from Trafford CID, said: "It appears the motorist actually got out of the car after the incident before driving off, thereby making a conscious decision not to help the injured officer.

"While her injuries are not serious, they could quite easily have been much worse. I would urge anyone who saw what happened to come forward.

"I would also appeal to the driver to do the right thing and come forward and tell us what happened."

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call Greater Manchester police on 0161 856 8315 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.