31st Oct, 2020

Police officer left injured on the ground in Coventry hit-and-run

John Carlon 1st Oct, 2020 Updated: 1st Oct, 2020

A POLICE officer has been left with injuries after the driver of a stolen car sped at him in a Coventry street.

The attack, in Wood End, left the constable hurt on the ground, but he is expected to recover from ‘minor injuries.’

Coventry police are appealing for witnesses to the attack at 9.45pm on Tuesday night (September 29).

In a statement, a spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “We’re appealing for information after a police officer was driven at by a stolen car during a hit and run in Coventry.

“The PC was pushed onto the bonnet of the oncoming black Fiesta in Hermes Crescent, Wood End, at around 9.45pm on September 29.

“He was thrown to the floor but fortunately escaped with minor injuries as the car, later established to be on cloned plates, fled the area.

“The Fiesta had initially been spotted acting suspiciously in nearby Lambeth Close, prompting it to be followed by officers. The vehicle was found abandoned in Doncaster “Close, Wyken, an hour later.

“We’re keen to hear from anyone who was in the Wood End area around the time and may have dash cam footage. We are also trying to trace anyone who later saw anyone fleeing from the car.

Contact us online via Live Chat, or call the force on 101.”

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