Police officer suffers several fractures after being hit by a stolen car in Sheney Lane during pursuit - The Bromsgrove Standard

Police officer suffers several fractures after being hit by a stolen car in Sheney Lane during pursuit

Bromsgrove Editorial 19th Nov, 2022   0

A POLICE officer has been injured after being hit by a stolen car in south Birmingham last night.

Traffic officers spotted the stolen Ford Fiesta, which failed to stop, and a pursuit ensued in the Weoley Castle area just after 11.30pm.

One of the officers was deploying a stinger when he was hit by the car on the junction of Long Nuke Road and Shenley Lane.

The pursuit continued, and officers were able to bring the stolen car to a safe stop and arrest two men from inside.




Both men, aged 32 and 46, were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and remain in custody for questioning.

The injured officer was taken to hospital after sustaining a number of fractures. He remains in hospital and is being supported.


Anyone with any information should contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk or by calling 101.

West Midlands Police has set up a Vehicle Crime Taskforce in response to the rising levels of car theft across the region.

Earlier this week a man was charged after more than 60 cars were stolen, thanks to work carried out by the taskforce.

 

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