Police officer suffers head and leg injuries in hit-and-run in Coventry

Police officer suffers head and leg injuries in hit-and-run in Coventry

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POLICE are hunting a driver after an officer was injured when he was was mown down in a horrific hit-and-run crash.

The neighbourhood officer, in his 40s, was hit as he tried to stop a white Mini in Coventry – just weeks after the death of PC Andrew Harper.

The white Mini involved in the hit-and-run was abandoned nearby
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Police cordoned off part of Burnaby Road after the incident
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PC Andrew Harper was allegedly dragged to his death while responding to a burglary
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PC Harper was allegedly dragged to his death by a burglary getaway van in Sulhamstead, Berkshire, on August 15.

West Midlands Police say today’s hit-and-run happened in Holbrooks Lane, Coventry, at 2.45pm.

The officer was taken to the city’s University Hospital, where he was treated for with head and leg injuries.

Chief Superintendent Mike O’Hara, of West Midlands Police, said: “It is completely unacceptable for a police officer to be injured in the line of duty.

“He has been taken to hospital for treatment and we await further updates on his injuries.

“We will be offering the officer and his family our full support.

“Enquiries are well under way to trace the driver and I would urge them to do the right thing and come forward.”

‘UNACCEPTABLE’

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “One ambulance and one paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

“On arrival they found a road traffic collision between a car and a pedestrian.”

Meanwhile a man has appeared in court after he allegedly drove a stolen Mercedes into two cops, leaving them seriously injured.

Jack Robson, 20, from Littlehampton, West Sussex, appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.


PC Harper, 28, who had just married his sweetheart Lissie, was killed at a road junction with the A4 days before he was due to go on honeymoon to Australia.

He was the first policeman to be killed since PC Keith Palmer was stabbed to death during the Westminster terror attack in 2017.

Earlier this month, Henry Long, 18, from Mortimer in Reading, and two 17-year-olds who cannot be identified, appeared in court charged with his murder.

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The officer was treated for head and leg injuries[/caption]

The hit-and-run took place in the Radford area of Coventry
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