A Radcliffe man, who rescued three police officers following a crash last week, has been given a commendation for his bravery.

Mohammed Abugharqoud was presented with a Chief Inspectors Commendation award on Friday morning, following the collision on Mancunian Way last Thursday, November 4.

The hero passer-by smashed the windscreen of a police van in a bid to save officers who became trapped in the vehicle, when their police van flipped on its side at around 5pm.

Mohammed received hospital treatment afterwards as he badly injured his hand when smashing the window.

Chief Inspector Stephen Wiggins, of GMPs City of Manchester division, who presented the award to Mohammed at his home on Friday morning, said: "Mohammed's quick thinking and bravery meant that the officers involved were thankfully not seriously injured and we are extremely grateful for his selflessness and kindness in helping our officers.

"It is usually the police who respond to those that are in danger, so for the roles to be reversed and a member of the public instead coming to the aid of our officers is nothing short of admirable."