Officers hit by reversing car after trying to speak to motorist at resort petrol station
Two police officers were hurt in the line of duty after trying to speak to the driver of a car over the weekend.
The pair had attempted to stop a Vauxhall Vectra on the forecourt of Sainsbury’s petrol station in Talbot Road, Blackpool, when it suddenly reversed.
They were struck by the driver’s open door and knocked to the ground, a spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said.
The men went to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment for minor injuries, while their colleagues began hunting for the Vectra, which drove off after also hitting two parked police cars.
They found it abandoned nearby,... read more
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