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Three men arrested after police constable was 'deliberately driven at by a car'

Police at the scene Photo: BPM Media

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police constable was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was 'deliberately driven at by a car'.

Armed offices responded to a call at around 3:30am after a report a man had been assaulted by a group of men in Belvoir Street in Leicester city centre, who left the scene in a Volkswagen Polo.

The officer, who was carrying out inquiries in nearby Bradbourne Road following the initial report of an assault, was struck by a white Mercedes at around 4:30am, during attempts to stop the vehicle. Officers say information was received about the Mercedes having been seen in Belvoir Street shortly after the assault and an occupant was reported to have also been seen with a suspected firearm. The Mercedes was found just after 9:00am in the area of Portsmouth Road.

Four men who were arrested in connection with the initial alleged assault incident in Belvoir Street have been released pending further investigations.

This series of incidents have left one of our officers seriously injured and a man hurt in an assault.

The enquiries are in early stages as officers work to piece together the full circumstances.

The injuries caused to our officer are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. We urge anyone who has any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to make contact.

Were you in the area of Belvoir Street or Bradbourne Road during the early hours of this morning?

Did you see anything or do you have any information which you think may help us? Do you have CCTV in the area which could hold vital information? If there is anything at all which you think could help us, then please get in touch.

– Rob Nixon, Deputy Chief Constable, Leicestershire Police
Police remain at the scene while inquiries continue Credit: BPM Media