Police officer seriously injured in Keighley incident

Police are appealing for information following an incident in Keighley, West Yorkshire where an officer was seriously injured.

The incident happened on Friday 10th July at around 1750 on Ashleigh Street in Keighley.

  • Police say two officers approached a Toyota Yaris which was parked outside a shop on Ashleigh Street. There were two men inside the car, but as the officer’s approach, the male passenger made off on foot.

  • The driver was still inside the vehicle and as the officer approaches to detain the individual; he started to drive off and dragged the officer along the road. The car then collided with a tree and came to a standstill.

Police say two men, aged 28 and 30, were arrested at the scene and a large quantity of Class A drugs were later found, as well as an air rifle.

Mohammed Ayub, aged 30, of Springfield Road, Keighley has been charged with S18 assault and also causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Both men were also arrested on suspicion on concern in the supply of Class A drugs and enquiries are ongoing in relation to these offences.

The police officer who was injured as a result of the incident, suffered serious injuries to his leg and received hospital treatment.

This was an incredibly distressing incident for the officers involved as they were going about their daily duties. One of the officers has suffered a serious injury to his leg, but has since been discharged from hospital and recovering at home. I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or has any further information to come forward and speak to us to assist with our ongoing investigation.

Detective Inspector Ryan Bragg, of Bradford CID