Body-cam footage shows moment a quad bike ran over a PCSO in Birmingham
The officer was left injured and shaken after he tried to confront the quad bike rider in Handsworth
Shocking body-cam footage shows the moment a PCSO was left injured after being run over by a quad bike.
The off-road Suzuki vehicle ploughed into the officer as he got out of his car to confront the rider at a car wash in Handsworth on June 10.
The PCSO suffered an injured knee after being rammed by the rider outside the Super Hand Car Wash and Valeting Centre on Ivy Road.
West Midlands Police today (Wednesday, June 21) released footage showing the moment the officer was sent sprawling as he tried to stop the quad bike speeding away.
He attempted to give chase on foot but to no avail while CCTV captured the rider making a getaway along the street.
What has West Midlands Police said about the incident?
A police spokesperson said: "We want to speak to this rider after a PCSO was assaulted.
"The quad bike was driven at the officer, injuring his knee, on Ivy Road in Handsworth. It happened at around 5pm on 10 June.
"The Suzuki Quad Racer 450 is quite distinctive. There were several logos and markings on the off-road bike.
"If you know the rider or where the bike is being stored, please get in touch."
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or use Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website quoting incident number 20/458679/22.
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