Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a police officer was injured while responding to an emergency call on Friday 7th February.
Shortly before 3pm, an officer in a marked police vehicle was travelling on Speke Road near to the junction with Horrocks Avenue when two males on an orange and black off-road motorbike approached the car and threw a brick through its rear windscreen.
The brick hit the officer, causing a head injury, and the males on the bike rode off in the direction of Lowbridge Court.
The injured officer was taken to a local hospital by ambulance.
Detectives have asked for any witnesses to come forward as they carry out forensic enquiries, check CCTV footage and speak to witnesses who have already been identified.
Detective Inspector Debbie Tipton said:
“To be the victim of such an incident while going about your job is disgraceful and we are carrying out a number of enquires to find those responsible and bring them to justice.
“The reckless actions of these individuals could’ve had tragic consequences, and it is only by sheer good luck that the officer involved wasn’t more seriously injured.
“Emergency Services are on duty to assist members of the public every hour of every day, and it is simply unacceptable for them to be subject to such behaviour.
“An investigation is ongoing, and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident, saw a scrambler bike making off from the scene, or has any CCTV or dashcam footage to please get in touch.”
If you have any information, please contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 20000082569 or @CrimestoppersUK, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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