A female police officer has been taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after being hit by a car suspected of being stolen from a Wednesfield home.
The brave bobby was one of several officers responding to reports of a break-in at Lyndale Drive, Wednesfield, just after 4am this morning (Dec 2) where keys to a Ford Fiesta were swiped before the car was driven off.
It was spotted 10 minutes later in Neachells Lane but when the officer ? a woman in her 40s who’s served with West Midlands Police for seven years ? and a male colleague closed in the driver reversed into the pair.
She has been taken to hospital with serious leg injuries, whilst her colleague has also been treated for shock and minor injuries.
A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 21-year-old man also arrested on suspicion of wounding; both are currently in custody helping police with their enquiries.
Wolverhampton Police Inspector Peter Haywood, said: “This is being treated as a deliberate attempt to injure the police officer…she has suffered muscle damage and bruising but thankfully escaped more serious injury. We’re waiting for a fuller update from the hospital.
“Several members of the public, including a lorry driver and two people commuting to work, came to the aid of the officers; I’d like to thank them for their fantastic support.”
Neachells Lane has been cordoned off whilst forensic experts continue to examine the scene. Witnesses who have not yet spoken to the police are asked to call 101.