Traffic officer injured after police car is rammed twice by Transit van in Copford

A police car was rammed by a Transit van in Copford (stock image) Picture: EDMUND CROSTHWAITE

A police car was rammed by a Transit van in Copford (stock image) Picture: EDMUND CROSTHWAITE - Credit: Archant

A traffic officer has escaped serious injury after a Ford Transit van rammed a police car in Copford in Essex.

The officer had pulled over the Transit flatbed in School Road, Copford, near Colchester, just before 11.40pm on Wednesday, September 19.

The van then twice reversed into the police car before driving off.

The officer, who was in the car at the time, was taken to hospital with minor injuries and has since been discharged.

An investigation has revealed the van, which had a ‘Highways Maintenance’ sign on it, had cloned registration plates.


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Investigating officer DC Danielle Markoutsis said: “It’s fortunate the officer was not seriously injured as this could have been much worse.

“I am keen to speak to any residents or businesses who have CCTV footage, or anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened or has any dashcam footage.”

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They are asked to contact Colchester CID on 101 quoting reference number 42/136631/18.

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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