Hales: Anniversary appeal after female officer hit by car
A police officer was left by the roadside injured after a driver failed to stop.
On the evening of July 22 and into the morning the following day emergency services were at the scene of a road crash on the A146 Beccles Road.
The road was blocked to allow a safe working environment for the treatment of injured people and the subsequent investigation and recovery of the vehicles.
At around 12.15am, an officer who was dealing with the recovery of the vehicles, was approached by a silver or grey Landrover Discovery towing a trailer, which had driven round a stationary police vehicle which had its blue warning lights illuminated and was parked over both lanes of the carriageway and onto the verge.
The driver spoke to the officer and when she explained he would have to turn around, he accelerated through the scene, knocking her to the ground and dragging her with the vehicle for some distance.
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The car then drove off towards Beccles.
The officer received injuries to her arm and leg as a result of the incident with some bruising still evident a month on.
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The driver is described as white, in his late 40s, of medium build with very short hair and was wearing a red striped shirt.
Sergeant Matt Price, Acle Road Policing, would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information about the Landrover.
Sgt Price can be contacted on 101.