Officer suffers fractured skull in hit-and-run incident
A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after a Lincolnshire Police officer suffered a fractured skull after being struck by a vehicle.
A statement released by the force said the female officer was speaking to a man sitting in a black Nissan Juke car at Sainsbury’s in Grantham at around 9.40am today (October 7) when the car reversed and struck her. The car was then driven out of the car park, heading south on the A52 and out of the town on Bridge End Road.
The officer sustained head injuries, including a fracture to her skull, and was taken to hospital. The full extent of her injuries are not yet known.
Officers pursued the suspect, a 36-year-old man, and arrested him within the hour on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision. He was then further arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, dangerous driving and possession of cannabis.
Chief Superintendent Jon McAdam said: “This was a shocking incident in which an officer was injured while simply carrying out their duties.
“We acted quickly to arrest the suspect and investigations are continuing.
“While we work to find out more about the incident, it’s worth repeating that it is never acceptable for officers to be assaulted and it should not be considered ‘part of the job’. It is a stark reminder of the dangers our staff face on a daily basis to help keep people safe.”