Special constable repeatedly bitten during Manchester raid

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A special constable aged 69 was bitten several times and had skin ripped from his arms during a raid in Manchester.

Officers swooped on nine properties in the Harpurhey area of the city after a series of serious incidents there including three shootings.

And during the arrest of six men, the special constable was repeatedly bitten.

One of the photos of his injuries shared by Greater Manchester Police - which we have chosen not to use - showed a large area of his arm with several layers of skin torn away. The man needed hospital treatment for is wounds.

Another constable was also treated for a leg injury suffered during the attack.

A GMP spokesman said: "The officers were left understandably shocked by what happened with two of them sustaining serious bite marks.

"Despite this they finished their shifts and will be back on duty for their afternoon shift later."

Police said all six males, aged between 16 and 31, were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and taken into custody.

A 17-year-old boy was also arrested on suspicion of wounding/grievous bodily harm with intent, assault occasioning assault occasioning bodily harm and assault of an emergency worker, and remains in custody, police added.