POLICE are seeking to reassure members of the public after suggestions that an officer had been attacked with acid were circulated on social media.

Earlier reports posted by residents online had suggested that an officer had been subjected to an attack in Whitefield.

However officers have since responded to and disproved the claims.

A post from on GMP Bury South said: "Rumours are circulating on social media regarding an officer who had acid thrown in their face.

"As Donald Trump would say "This is fake news!" Many don't, but don't believe everything you see on the internet.

"Apart from the miserable weather have a great, safe day."