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Four Solihull men arrested as cop dragged 70 yards by escaping car

Solihull Editorial 30th Jan, 2020   0

FOUR men from Solihull have been arrested after a police officer was dragged 70 yards by a car.

West Mercia Police say an officer was dragged along the road, after he lent into a car he stopped in Wythall on January 28.

A spokesperson for the force said: “At 7.20pm an officer was alerted by a member of the public to two men acting suspiciously on Three Oaks Road. The officer went to speak to one of the men, who was in the driver’s seat of a light coloured car.

“As the officer lent in the car, it reversed and he was dragged with it for around 70 yards (64 metres) before he fell to the floor.

“The vehicle then turned round, picked up another man, before driving at the officer who, thankfully, was able to jump out of the way. The car then drove away from the area.”

Police have arrested an 18-year-old on suspicion of assault, a 20-year-old on suspicion of assault and failing to stop, a 22-year-old on suspicion of assault, failing to stop, dangerous driving and attempted theft of a vehicle, and a 28-year-old on suspicion of assault, aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving.

All the men are from Solihull, they are in police custody.

The injured officer is recovering and police said he is not badly hurt.

Detective Inspector Jim Hopkins, who is leading the investigation, said: “As part of this investigation we have been following up a number of lines of enquiry. As a result we have some additional information we would like the public’s help with.

“We are keen to speak to anyone that may have seen a silver Volvo or a silver Corsa being driven erratically on routes between Lea Green Lane in Wythall and Majors Green in Shirley between 6pm on January 28 and 1pm on Wednesday 29 January.

“We’d also like to hear from you if you saw four men, aged between 16 and 30, that may have been with either of these vehicles.”

Information can be given by calling 101 and quoting incident number 612s of 28 January.

You can also give details without giving your name by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website

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