Cop rushed to hospital after being mowed down while deploying stinger to catch two car thief suspects | The Sun

A POLICE officer has been rushed to hospital after being mowed down while trying to deploy a stinger to catch two suspected car thieves.

Traffic officers spotted the stolen Ford Fiesta on Friday night.

Failing to stop, police pursued the vehicle in Birmingham around 11.30pm.

While deploying a stinger, one of the officers was then hit by the car before the suspects continued to drive away.

Left with multiple fractures, the officer needed hospital treatment and is still there receiving support.

Eventually bringing the pursuit to an end, two men, aged 32 and 46, were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.


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They currently remain in custody for questioning.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "Vehicle crime is a top priority for us. We set up a dedicated Vehicle Crime Taskforce in response to rising levels of car theft across the region.

"We charged a man earlier this week after more than 60 cars were stolen, thanks to work carried out by the taskforce.

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"For advice on helping to keep your vehicle safe visit:

Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch with West Midlands Police, quoting log 4373 of 18 November.

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