Three West Midlands Police officers have been injured after their marked patrol vehicle was rammed ‘seven times’.
Officers were called to Hummingbird Avenue at around 01:30 hours this morning (1st Jan) after a fight broke out at a house.
Reports were that a motorist was deliberately driver at members of the public. There were also reports that someone at the location was armed with a knife.
Response team officers rushed to the scene.
As soon as they arrived, they became the target of the driver. Before the officers could exit their car, they were rammed by a male who was driving a Transit van.
The officers were rammed ‘around seven times’ with the impact triggering the car’s airbags.
The driver of the transit van then reversed into another police car.
After attacking the police officers, the driver tried to make off from the scene.
The officers who had come under attack put out an ‘urgent assistance’ call meaning that all available police units in the area made their way to the scene.
Officers quickly subdued the driver of the van before he was arrested.
He was taken to hospital as police suspected that he was under the influence of drugs.
Three police officers suffered neck and back injuries during the incident.
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