A West Midlands Police officer has been left with serious injuries after being hit by a stolen car in Birmingham last night (18 November).
Traffic officers spotted the stolen Ford Fiesta, which failed to stop, and a pursuit ensued in the Weoley Castle area just after 23:30 hours.
One of the officers was deploying a stinger when he was hit by the car at the junction of Long Nuke Road and Shenley Lane.
The pursuit continued, and officers were able to bring the stolen car to a safe stop and arrest two men from inside.
Both men, aged 32 and 46, were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and remain in custody for questioning.
The injured officer was taken to hospital to be treated for a number of fractures. He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition and is being supported.
Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch with West Midlands Police quoting log 4373 of 18 November.
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The police never seem to charge or arrest the passenger although the y must be guilty of something
like aiding and abetting stealing a car or allowing themselves to be driven in a stolen vehicle etc.
Wishing the Police Officer injured deploying a stinger a very speedy recovery and is soon out of hospital and with his family.
Get well soon
Mum of a serving Officer x
No mention of GBH then. Of course not. The CPS would have a fit.
These two oxygen thieves should be locked up for a very long time indeed – decades not years, and serve the full sentence.
Unless and until we get really tough on such criminals, crime will pay.