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Police officer taken to hospital with serious leg injury following collision

Police officer taken to hospital with serious leg injury following collision

An investigation has been launched after a Staffordshire police officer was taken to hospital with a serious leg injury in Stoke-on-Trent last night (16 January).

The officer was involved in a collision at around 6.30pm on The Strand in Longton.

A red Ford Fiesta, believed to be stolen, failed to stop for officers.

The car mounted the pavement and was in collision with a police car, a Vauxhall Insignia.

The Ford Fiesta was later found abandoned on nearby Driffield Close.

The officer was taken to hospital with a serious fracture to his left leg, but has since been discharged.

The force are said to be supporting him with his recovery and welfare.