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Man on police officer crash charge

A 50-year-old man has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer who was hit by a car.

The man has been remanded in custody to appear before magistrates on Monday morning, West Midlands Police said.

The force said he has also been charged with dangerous driving, burglary and assault.

The 44-year-old police officer injured in the incident is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after suffering multiple fractures in the collision in Oval Road, Erdington, Birmingham, on Friday.

Officers were originally called to Compton Road in Erdington at about 3pm on Friday, following a report of a shed break-in.

After an extensive search of the area a man matching the description of the suspect was spotted in a blue Honda estate on Oval Road.

The injured officer, who is based in Sutton Coldfield, was then hit by the Honda, suffering a suspected fractured pelvis.

West Midlands Police previously said the officer was awaiting surgery as a result of his injuries.


From Belfast Telegraph