Police officers hurt trying to stop car

Police officers hurt trying to stop car

Police officers hurt trying to stop car

First published in News

TWO police officers were taken to hospital in the early hours of this morning after being injured trying to stop a car wanted in connection with a theft.

The incident took place on Albert Road in Middlesbrough at 4.45am.

Cleveland Police said a black Saab car was stopped by the two officers after its details had been circulated as wanted over a theft.

One of the officers was speaking to the driver and attempted to take the car keys. The car then drove off, dragging the officer for a short distance along the road.

The other officer was also in collision with the car as it escaped.

Both officers were taken to hospital - one officer was treated for head and neck injuries and the other was treated for minor injuries. Both have since been discharged.

The car was found abandoned a short distance away on Marton Road.

A 32-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and a 24-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and obstructing police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.

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