A police officer was injured after being hit by a stolen car in Birmingham last night (Friday, November 18).
Traffic officers spotted the stolen Ford Fiesta, but it failed to stop for them so they pursued the vehicle which was finally stopped in Weoley Castle just after 11.30pm.
One of the officers was deploying a stinger when he was hit by the car on the junction of Long Nuke Road and Shenley Lane. The pursuit continued, and officers were able to bring the stolen car to a safe stop and arrest two men from inside.
Both men, aged 32 and 46, were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and remain in custody for questioning. The injured officer was taken to hospital to be treated for a number of fractures. He remains in hospital and is being supported.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch, quoting log 4373 of 18 November.
“Vehicle crime is a top priority for us. We set up a dedicated Vehicle Crime Taskforce in response to rising levels of car theft across the region. We charged a man earlier this week after more than 60 cars were stolen, thanks to work carried out by the taskforce.”
For advice on helping to keep your vehicle safe visit: The West Midlands Police website
The force has also created an interactive car park with further tips on how to keep your car safe, enabling users to “get inside the mind of a criminal”. Just go to: West Midlands Police interactive car park