Police officer falls through roof

A police officer from Bristol is recovering in hospital after falling through the roof of a garage whilst chasing a suspect.

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Injured officer described as 'brave and courageous'

The officer fell through the roof of the 2CVs garage on Hampton Road Credit: ITV News West Country

The Assistant Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police has described an officer injured while chasing a suspect as "brave and courageous."

PC Chris Hardaway suffered serious head injuries when he fell through a garage roof this morning.

The area is currently cordoned off by police Credit: ITV News West Country

Assistant Chief Constable Anthony Bangham said: "This kind of feat is part and parcel of the daily business of our officers.

"Christopher has been seriously injured and is undergoing emergency surgery and our thoughts are with him and his family at this time."

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