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Police officer dragged along the ground by car after person hit by vehicle

A police officer was injured as he bravely attempted to stop a car.

The officer was in Clumber Street, Mansfield, at around 3:39am this morning (Sunday) when a member of the public was struck by a passing car.

As he approached the vehicle to engage with the driver, the car drove away – dragging the officer a short distance along the ground.

The car subsequently crashed into a tree in nearby Haddon Road.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, failing to stop, and driving without insurance.

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He remains in hospital where he is being treated for injuries sustained in the subsequent crash.

The officer involved sustained minor injures to his arm and face.

The member of the public thankfully received did not require medical treatment.

Two passengers in the car were also unhurt.

Inspector Matt Scott, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a frightening incident for the officer involved, who thankfully was not seriously hurt.

“Sadly, this is yet another reminder of the potential dangers our officers face every time they step out on patrol to keep the public safe.”

Anyone with additional information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 109 of 29 May 2022.

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