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Police officer run down in Bolton after stopping vehicle

A Greater Manchester Police officer has been run down Photo: PA Images

A police officer was run over by a car after asking the driver to stop in Bolton.

At 3.30pm on Tuesday 9 October 2012, the 31-year-old officer was conducting a routine document check on a Ford KA on Le Mans Crescent when she established the car had no insurance.

The car was coming towards her so the officer signalled the driver to stop.

The car continued to come towards her and she was struck by the driver’s side of the vehicle. This caused her body to turn and her ankle was run over before the vehicle drove off.

The officer contacted other colleagues in the area and a 42-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for a police officer, section 47 assault, assaulting a police officer and driving a motor vehicle whilst unfit through drink/drugs.

She was released on police bail until 24 October 2012 pending further inquiries.

The officer is recovering from injuries to her ankle and foot, which are not serious.

Chief Inspector Jon Percival based at Bolton Police Station said: “It was established the car was not insured once the officer checked the Police National Computer database. When she tried to stop the driver of the vehicle, they refused to stop, collided with the officer and made off from the scene.

“Despite being in a lot of pain, the officer had the presence of mind to provide details of the vehicle to her colleagues and an arrest was made a short time later. Thankfully, the officer was not seriously hurt and is recovering.”