Thames Valley Police (TVP) have appealed for witnesses after one of their Road Policing Unit officers narrowly avoided serious injury after a vehicle allegedly tried to ram the officer while he was sat on his motorbike.
At around 2.30 pm yesterday (Thursday 13th August) in High Wycombe, an officer – who was on a police motorcycle – stopped a vehicle in Oakridge Road.
The driver of the car got out of his vehicle and walked towards the officer.
A passenger in the car has then moved into the drivers’ seat and started to drive the vehicle forward.
Seeing what was happening, the officer, who still on his motorcycle, started to follow the vehicle.
The vehicle then reversed suddenly towards the officer who managed to take evasive action and get out of the way.
The vehicle then drove towards him again, with the officer still having to take evasive action on his motorcycle.
The officer requested urgent assistance from other police units which rushed to the scene.
The officer was not injured in the incident, and two men were arrested shortly after the event.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Francesca Keen, based at High Wycombe police station said,
“I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident to please come forward.
“I would also ask any motorists who were in the local area around the time of this incident to check any dash-cam footage in case it has captured something that could assist with this investigation.
“Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43200252260.
“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous on 0800 555 111.”
A 27-year-old man from Rotherham was arrested on suspicion of assault by beating of an emergency worker, driving a motor vehicle dangerously, section 18 attempt wounding with intent and possession of a controlled drug of class A – cocaine.
He has been released on bail.
A 22-year-old man from High Wycombe has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and is currently in custody.
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