Published On: Wed, Aug 21st, 2019

Police officer suffers ‘severe facial injuries’ trying to detain suspect fleeing car | UK | News

The officer was injured while trying to detain a suspect in Staple Hill yesterday.

In a statement, Avon and Somerset Police said: “At about 7pm yesterday, a suspicious vehicle was seen by officers outside a building supplies company in Staple Hill.

“The car drove off and was spotted by officers a short time later in Kensington Road.

“When officers approached the vehicle, the three occupants got out and ran off in different directions.

“One of the suspects was seen heading along a footpath off Acacia Road and an officer chased after him.

“While detaining the suspect the officer has suffered some severe facial injuries.

“He was taken to hospital where he will undergo surgery. He is in a stable condition.

“Two arrests have been made. A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug and a 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.

“A quantity of suspected class A drugs and other items including cash and mobile phones have been recovered from the scene and the car has been seized for a full forensic examination.

“A cordon remains in place for further searches to take place today.”

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