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Man held over police 'murder bid'

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car was allegedly reversed into a police officer responding to reports of a burglary.

The female officer, aged in her 40s, was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after being struck by a Ford Fiesta thought to have been stolen from a home in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

Officers arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident shortly after 4am today.

A 21-year-old male was also detained on suspicion of wounding after the collision in Neachells Lane, Wednesfield.

A male officer was treated for shock and minor injuries.

Inspector Peter Haywood, of Wolverhampton Police, said: "This is being treated as a deliberate attempt to injure the police officer.

"She has suffered muscle damage and bruising but thankfully escaped more serious injury.

"Several members of the public, including a lorry driver and two people commuting to work, came to the aid of the officers. I'd like to thank them for their fantastic support."

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