An investigation is underway after a West Midlands Police officer was injured following a hit-and-run in Coventry today (25 September).
A neighbourhood officer attempted to stop a car in Holbrooks Lane, Radford, just after 2.45 pm.
He was run over before the vehicle made off from the scene.
The vehicle has since been recovered a short distance away from where the incident took place, and investigations are continuing.
The officer was taken to hospital with head and leg injuries.
Chief Supt Mike O’Hara, from Coventry Police, said:
“It is completely unacceptable for a police officer to be injured in the line of duty.
“He has been taken to hospital for treatment, and we await further updates on his injuries. We will be offering the officer and his family our full support.
“Enquiries are well underway to trace the driver, and I would urge them to do the right thing and come forward.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.pnn.police.uk between 8 am and midnight or call 101 anytime.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.