Officer suffers serious leg injuries after being hit by car

A police officer has suffered serious leg injuries after a hit-and-run in Walsall on Saturday morning (February 24).

Feb 26, 2024
By Paul Jacques
Picture: West Midlands Police

The West Midlands Police officer was attempting to speak to the driver of a vehicle in Reservoir Place at around 10.30am.

The officer was then hit by the car and pushed against a police vehicle before the car made off.

“It has since been found abandoned and immediate inquiries to identify and trace the driver continue,” the force said.

“The officer has been taken to hospital with serious leg injuries. Another officer also received treatment but fortunately wasn’t seriously injured.”

Chief Superintendent Phil Dolby, from Walsall Local Policing Area, said: “An officer has been injured while going about their duties and this is completely unacceptable.

“We’re waiting for further updates on the extent of his injuries and our thoughts are with them and their family. We’ll be offering them all the support we can, alongside colleagues who were there at the time.”

In another incident, West Midlands Police has charged two men after officers were threatened with a gun after stopping a car in Birmingham last week.

The force said a weapon was pointed at officers in The Radleys, near Marston Green, during the early hours of last Monday (February 19). The vehicle then made off.

“Following inquiries we’ve now arrested and charged two men with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence,” it added.

Andrew Beckett, aged 36 from Solihull, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday (February 23) where he was remanded to appear before Birmingham Crown Court on March 22.

Anthony Briscoe, aged 37 from Birmingham, appeared before magistrates the following day and was released on bail to also appear Birmingham Crown Court on March 22.

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