West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses after an horrific incident that has left a long-serving female police officer with serious injuries.
A statement on the West Midlands Police website said:
‘Detectives want to trace this man after a police officer was seriously injured during a hit-and-run in Walsall town centre.
‘Clover Johnson has been identified as a prime suspect after the female officer was struck by a car after attempting to diffuse a domestic incident in Hatherton Street at around 9am on Thursday (6 September).
‘The 50-year-old Safer Travel team officer remains in hospital with a serious head injury, broken ribs and punctured lung.
‘The car was later found in Thames Road, Bloxwich, and detectives want to speak to 51-year-old Clover Johnson in connection with the incident.
‘Detective Inspector Chris Fox, from Force CID, said:
“This type of violence against someone who is doing their best to protect the public is completely unacceptable.
“The thoughts of the force are with her and we are doing all we can to catch the person responsible.
“We would particularly like to thank those members of the public who tried to assist and came to the aid of the officer after she was injured.”
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Force CID at Bloxwich via 101. Alternatively contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Anyone who would run over a fellow human being and then leave the scene, not knowing whether or not the person they have hit MUST be caught.
Someone out there will know the whereabouts of Johnson and we plead with them to let the Police know so that he can be brought to justice.
If you are worried about speaking with the Police, then you can call Crimestoppers instead which is operated by volunteers who are not police officers.
Any information that you give to them WILL be treated anonymously and will be passed to West Midlands Police on your behalf.
Our thoughts are with the Police Officer and her family and friends and we hope that she makes a full recovery.
This Police Officer was simply trying to protect people who she probably has never met. And it almost appears to have cost this police officer her life.
We all owe it to this police officer to help West Midlands Police to find JOHNSON as quickly as possible.
Police Officers DO NOT and SHOULD NOT expect to get hit by cowards in their cars who seem to think that they are above the law.
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