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Police Officer seriously hurt after van driven at him

A Police Constable is in a serious condition after a van was driven at him in Liverpool.

The incident happened in Hasfield Road, Norris Green at 19.25pm on Saturday when police officers had attempted to stop a Ford Transit van.

 

Merseyside Police said its officer is being treated in hospital following the “despicable attack” and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police have reassured members of the public that a man has been arrested at the scene and is being interviewed in police custody.

Officers have closed Hasfield Road while forensic work and investigations are carried out.

Det Ch Insp Martin Earl said: “This was a despicable attack on a police officer who was simply doing his job, trying to protect the communities of Merseyside.

 

“The officer has sustained serious injuries for which he is receiving treatment. He has also been left extremely shaken by his ordeal.”

Det Ch Insp Earl added the officer’s colleagues have been left “shocked” by the incident and are being provided with support.

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