Shocking moment stolen Transit van smashes into police car

A police dashcam has captured the moment a stolen white Ford Transit with false number plates smashed head-on into a police car.

Two officers were chasing the van in Salford during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The footage shows the van driver slamming on the brakes several times to try and cause the officers to crash.

When this didn't work, the male driver of the van executed a handbrake turn and drove at the police car.

The dramatic footage shows the officers desperately trying to reverse away from the van before it ploughs into them.

Both police officers had to be taken to hospital and have been taken off duty.

A 21-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. Police are still seeking the male driver of the van, pictured in the video.

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