Watch: Half-naked suspect leaps over garden fences to flee police

Footage shows a man hop through fences in a dressing gown
Footage shows a man hop through fences in a dressing gown

Police have arrested a man after he tried to flee from officers by leaping half-naked over gardens in Manchester.

Aerial footage show the suspect hopping fences in a bright pink dressing grown before being caught.

Greater Manchester Police said the arrest came as 300 officers arrested 22 men and two women as part of Operation Vulcan, an anti-drugs effort.

Officers are carrying out searches of suspects’ homes, having seized nearly £10,000 in cash and hundreds of snap bags of drugs.

Detective Sergeant Matt Donnelly said: “This was a huge operation, using almost 300 officers from across the force, various covert tactics, and specialist resources from across the region.

“We know how deeply the drugs trade impacts our communities and the violence and depravity it brings with it, which is why we have launched such a major operation to tackle it.

“By arresting 24 people this morning, I can confidently say we have dismantled and disrupted several different county lines and local drug networks. But we won’t be complacent, and this should be a warning for anyone who thinks criminal activity is welcome in our city.”