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Police officer left with broken arm after car is rammed by thieves

Posted on 26th March 2018

A police officer has suffered injuries after the car he was driving was rammed by thieves.

We were called to a unit in Graphite Way, Hadfield, at around 4.25pm yesterday (Sunday, March 25) after the alarm was activated.

The first officer on the scene arrived in a police car, which was immediately rammed by thieves trying to leave the scene in Ford Ranger, breaking the officer’s arm.

The force of the crash left the Ford so badly damaged that the driver got out, jumping into a white van driven by another member of the gang. The thieves drove off in the van, taking a generator and a blue Land Rover Defender from the business premises.

It was later discovered that the Ford had also been stolen from inside the unit compound.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call us on 101, quoting reference 18000135840.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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