Passers-by rush to help PC after he is rammed off police motorcycle
West Midlands Police has praised the actions of passers-by who came to the aid of an officer who escaped serious injury when he was rammed off his police motorcycle.
Police Constable Steve Lovering had spotted a Seat Leon that he believed could have been one of two recently stolen.
The officer pulled up alongside the vehicle on Ashes Road, Oldbury, and recognised the driver as Callum Fellows – whose name had been linked to the stolen cars.
Fellows, aged 18, reversed and then deliberately drove into PC Lovering’s BMW police motorcycle, sending him sprawling into the road.
The officer calmly radioed in details of what had happened, and where the car was headed as it sped away on the wrong side of the road and through red lights.
Several passers-by approached the officer to check that he was OK and help him get his motorcycle upright.
The Seat Leon, which was on false numberplates, is suspected to have been stolen following a car key burglary.
Video footage of the incident was released yesterday (November 17), and West Midlands Police said the attacker now faces jail, adding: “PC Lovering later picked Fellows out in an ID parade. He’s now admitted assault, dangerous driving, criminal damage and driving while disqualified over the attack on August 27.
“He’s also admitted receiving stolen goods, three other charges of dangerous driving and disqualified driving, as well as stealing a motor vehicle.”
Fellows, from Wolverhampton, is now awaiting sentence.
PC Lovering said: “It was pure luck that there weren’t any cars near me when I was knocked off the bike, as it could have been much worse.
“I had some some back and shoulder pain, but nothing was broken.
“It was really heartening to see so many people stopping to help and check that I was OK and offer their help.”