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Cop injured after his car is rammed 'repeatedly'.

Byline: MADELEINE CLARK News Reporter

A POLICE officer has been injured after the cop car he was in was "repeatedly" rammed by a stolen van.

Officers tried to stop the white van - which was being driven on false plates - after they spotted it while on patrol in Monkswood Crescent, Henley Green on Monday evening.

But as they tried to pull it over, the occupants rammed the police vehicle twice before jumping out and fleeing the scene.

The officer suffered back injuries and was taken to hospital to be checked over. Police later found two lawnmowers in the van which are believed to have been stolen. The force said: "#TeamCCovFSU are assisting @ RESPONSEWMP in Coventry after a Police Vehicle was repeatedly rammed when attempting to stop a White Van on False Plates. The officer is currently being checked over, hopefully not seriously hurt. " The van, which police attempted to stop at around 8.40pm, has now been recovered for forensic examination.

Investigations are ongoing and police are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

You can call West Midlands Police on 101 at anytime. Alternatively, you can contact officers via their live chat feature at west-midlands.police.ukbetween 8am and midnight.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Sep 11, 2019
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