Driver pleads guilty after police officer suffers fractured skull in Grantham incident

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A motorist has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and two other offences, after a police officer suffered a fractured skull in a hit and run collision.

Lincolnshire Police said the female officer had been speaking to a man in a black Nissan Juke car at a Sainsbury's store in Grantham at around 9.40am on Wednesday when the car reversed and struck her.

The vehicle was then driven out of the car park and headed south on the A52 and out of the town.

The victim sustained head injuries and was taken to hospital but the full extent of her injuries are not yet known.

Daniel Noddings, aged 36, of no fixed address, was charged with dangerous driving causing injury to a Police Officer, possession of a Class B drug and a further separate charge of dangerous driving on Wednesday (08 October).

Noddings appeared at a Lincoln Magistrates' Court hearing later the same day and pleaded guilty to all three offences.

He has been remanded into custody. A date for sentencing has not yet been set.

This was a shocking incident in which an officer was injured while simply carrying out their duties. We acted quickly to arrest the suspect and investigations are continuing. While we work to find out more about the incident, it's worth repeating that it is never acceptable for officers to be assaulted and it should not be considered 'part of the job'.

Chief Superintendent Jon McAdam

Detectives are urging anyone who saw the incident, or who has information or dash cam footage, to contact them.