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Police officer seriously injured after being hit by car

The officer was knocked down after approaching a car on the forecourt of a petrol station. Credit: Google Maps.

A police officer has been left with serious injuries after being knocked down by a car on Anglesey

The officer approached a VW Golf on the forecourt of a petrol station on Glanhwfa Road in Llangefni at around 3pm on Tuesday.

The officer was subsequently knocked down and the car made off.

In a follow up search, a 47-year-old man was arrested on Penmynydd Road in Menai Bridge, on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and a number of driving related offences.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Kearney said: “This was a shocking incident. We would like to thank the staff at the filling station and passers-by who went to the assistance of the officer. "

The officer was conducting a normal routine stop of the vehicle and the incident developed thereafter. This highlights the risks posed to police officers on a daily basis. The investigation is at an early stage; however, I can offer reassurance that this incident is not linked to any form of terrorist activity.

– Superintendent Richie Green

Police are appealing for witnesses and the officer’s family are aware of the incident. Anyone with information should contact 101.