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The Assistant Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police has described an officer injured while chasing a suspect as "brave and courageous."
PC Chris Hardaway suffered serious head injuries when he fell through a garage roof this morning.
Assistant Chief Constable Anthony Bangham said: "This kind of feat is part and parcel of the daily business of our officers.
"Christopher has been seriously injured and is undergoing emergency surgery and our thoughts are with him and his family at this time."
Avon and Somerset police officer Christopher Hardaway remains in hospital after falling through a garage roof while pursuing a suspect in Bristol.
The officer, who is in his 20s, suffered serious head injuries after plunging through the roof of a car mechanics' premises in Hampton Road, Redland, this morning.
He had been on patrol with a colleague when they noticed a man acting suspiciously.The police helicopter was called to help the search and reported that a man was on the roof of the Bristol 2CV garage.
Pc Hardaway climbed on to the roof to look for the man but fell through it. He was taken to Frenchay Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.
A police officer is in a critical condition in Bristol after falling through the roof of a garage whilst chasing a suspect.
PC Chris Hardaway suffered serious head injuries when he fell this morning. He was pursuing a man who was 'acting suspiciously'.