Four males have been arrested (West Mercia Police) after a police officer was injured on Three Oaks Road in Wythall yesterday evening (Tuesday 28th January).
At around 19:20 hours, an officer was alerted by a member of the public to two males who were seen acting suspiciously on Three Oaks Road.
The officer went to speak to one of the males who was sat in the front seat of a light coloured car.
But as the officer lent in to speak to the occupants, the car sped off and the officer was dragged for 64 metres before he fell to the floor.
With the officer laying injured on the floor, the driver of the car then turned around and picked up two other males before driving at the wounded officer.
Thankfully, the officer was able to jump out of the way before the vehicle, and its occupants fled the scene.
Detective Inspector Jim Hopkins, who is leading the investigation, said:
“As part of this investigation, we have been following up a number of lines of enquiry.
“As a result we have some additional information we would like the public’s help with.
“We are keen to speak to anyone that may have seen a silver Volvo or a silver Corsa being driven erratically on routes between Lea Green Lane in Wythall and Majors Green in Shirley between 6 pm yesterday and 1 pm today (Wednesday 29th January).
“We’d also like to hear from you if you saw four men, aged between 16 and 30, that may have been with either of these vehicles.”
The four men arrested as part of the investigation are from Solihull;
- An 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault
- A 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault and failing to stop when directed
- A 22-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault, failing to stop, dangerous driving and attempted theft of a vehicle
- A 28-year-old on suspicion of assault, aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving.
All four currently remain in police custody (1800 hours, Wednesday 29th January).
Information can be given by calling West Mercia Police on 101 and quoting incident number 612 of 28th January.
You can also give details without giving your name by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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