Officer suffers broken leg in fail to stop collision

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for information after an officer’s leg was broken in a collision with another car.

Apr 25, 2018
By Kevin Hearty

Two officers were responding to reports of concern for an 18-year-old woman’s welfare on Tuesday (April 24) when their car was struck by a black Audi A5.

The Audi failed to stop and drove off towards Sandy town centre. It was later found burned out at a garage block in Wynnefield Walk.

One officer’s leg was broken during the incident and was taken to hospital but she has since been discharged from hospital. The second officer was unhurt.

A 16-year-old girl has been arrested in relation to the incident, and searches are ongoing to locate another person who was thought to have been driving the Audi.

The 18-year-old involved in the initial callout has been located and the incidents are not thought to be linked.

Detective Constable Jo Barkat, lead for the investigation, said: “This is clearly a very disturbing incident which has left an officer with serious injuries simply for carrying out her duties to find a missing person.

“We are continuing to follow a number of lines of enquiry to establish the circumstances around the case and would urge anyone with information that could help our investigation to contact us immediately.”

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