Police officer 'intentionally' struck by driver in field

A Devizes Police officers on patrol went to hospital after being 'intentionally' hit by a car, the force has said
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A police officer was taken to hospital after a driver deliberately drove into him. Devizes Police say the officer stopped to talk to the occupants of vehicle parked in a field near Rowde in Wiltshire at around 11.30pm on Saturday, June 1, before the driver drove off, intentionally driving into him.

The policeman had been driving inside a marked car on in Conscience Lane when he saw the vehicle in a field. Devizes Police said he left his car and went to talk to the people inside the vehicle, but the driver failed to engage and left the area, colliding with the officer.

He suffered injuries as a result and, following hospital treatment, is still recovering at home, the force said in a statement. Wiltshire Police are now appealing for information from witnesses.

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Duty Superintendent Conway Duncan said: “This is a significant incident where an officer undertaking their duties has intentionally been injured by the driver of the vehicle. We are providing ongoing welfare support to the officer and their family. Our thoughts are with him and we wish him a speedy recovery.

"We are currently undertaking extensive urgent inquiries to identify the person responsible for this incident and we would encourage anyone with information to come forward."

Any witnesses to the collision or anyone who may have dash cam footage, should call the serious collision investigation team on 01225 694597 quoting log number 383 on June 1. Alternatively, email SCIT@wiltshire.police.uk.