Coventry police officer injured after being hit by a car

Holbrook Lane, Radford Image copyright Google
Image caption The officer was trying to stop a car in the Radford area of Coventry

A police officer has been injured in a hit-and-run while attempting to stop a car in Coventry.

The unnamed neighbourhood officer was struck by a vehicle in Holbrook Lane, Radford, just after 14:45 BST.

He was taken to hospital with head and leg injuries, West Midlands Police said.

“It is completely unacceptable for a police officer to be injured in the line of duty,” Ch Supt Mike O’Hara said.

The driver involved in the crash “made off from the scene” and the car was found a short distance away, said police.

“Inquiries are well under way to trace the driver and I would urge them to do the right thing and come forward,” Ch Supt O’Hara added.

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