Four held after officers injured in hit-and-run

Four people have been arrested in connection with a “dreadful” hit-and-run late-night incident which left two officers injured.

Nov 9, 2017

Four people have been arrested in connection with a “dreadful” hit-and-run late-night incident which left two officers injured. Both officers were hurt after they were responding to reports of a burglary at garages behind homes in the Finchfield district of Wolverhampton. As the officers were checking the area in the early hours of Saturday (November 4), a blue Peugeot 407 estate emerged out of the darkness and was driven at them. A female officer suffered serious leg injuries and her male colleague received minor injuries. Both were initially taken to hospital but have since returned home. The car was later recovered by West Midlands Police (WMP) officers about a mile away. A 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and wounding and a 44-year-old man and two women, aged 42 and 48, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. They are all currently in police custody. WMP Detective Inspector Greg Evans said: “We received several calls from members of the public with information as a direct result of our appeal which led to these arrests. “Our investigation continues and they’ll all be interviewed in due course.” WMP Chief Constable Dave Thompson originally issued an appeal from his personal Twitter account, adding that the officers were “lucky” – having been victims of a “dreadful crime”. He added: “This was so nearly so much worse.”

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