Lancashire police officer charged with attempted murder as cops called to Manchester hotel

James Riley, 27, was arrested after police were called to a hotel in Manchester.

A Lancashire Police Officer has been charged with attempted murder, GMP said.

James Riley, 27, a serving Lancashire police officer, was called before magistrates in Manchester on Monday (14 November) and his case was referred to crown court.

GMP said they were called at about 11.30pm on Thursday 10 November, to a report of a concern for the welfare of a woman at a hotel on Upper Brook Street, Manchester. Emergency services attended and the woman was taken to hospital, where she remains in a stable condition.

Riley is due to appear before Manchester Crown Court on Monday 19 December.


  • Anyone with information should contact police via or 101 quoting log number 3661 of 10/11/22.