Officer suffers serious leg injuries in hit-and-run that was ‘nearly so much worse’

Two police officers were hurt after being struck by a vehicle as it was driven at them in a “dreadful” late night hit-and-run incident.

Nov 6, 2017

Two police officers were hurt after being struck by a vehicle as it was driven at them in a “dreadful” late night hit-and-run incident. Both had been responding to reports of a burglary at garages behind homes in the Finchfield district of Wolverhampton when a Blue Peugeot 407 estate car emerged out of the darkness. A female officer suffered serious leg injuries and remains in hospital on Monday (November 6). A male officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries but later released. The Peugeot 407 was later recovered by West Midlands Police (WMP) officers about a mile away, the force confirmed. WMP Chief Constable Dave Thompson 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.” The drama unfolded in the quiet residential road, near its junction with Limehurst Avenue, at around 12.30am on Saturday (November 4).

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