Police officer seriously injured after being dragged underneath car

The incident took place on Selby Road in Leeds
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A police officer has sustained 'serious' injuries after being dragged underneath a car during a tactical stop on a street.

Shocked witnesses told of a tactical stop involving multiple police vehicles, including a PIT (Proactive Intercept Team).

Horror video footage captured the moment the officer approaches a black Seat Ibiza which failed to stop and begins driving backwards as the officer, who is holding onto an open door, is then forced onto the ground as the vehicle picks up speed.

The Mirror reports, that the officer then disappears completely under the car, as the driver reserves over a mound of grass.

The major incident took place in Selby Road in Leeds. Traffic delays have been reported following the incident.

In another clip, a large police cordon is in place and the road is closed off as paramedics surround the injured police officer, who is lying injured on the grass. A second vehicle, which was not involved in the pursuit, was also damaged.

West Yorkshire Police said in a statement: "Shortly after 1.15pm today, a Seat Ibiza failed to stop for a roads policing unit and was pursued before being brought to a stop a few minutes later on Selby Road, Leeds.

"The occupants of the vehicle were arrested. A police officer also sustained non-life threatening injuries in the incident and was taken to hospital. Enquiries remain ongoing which necessitated the road being closed for a short time. A second vehicle not involved in the pursuit was also damaged in the incident."

Markings left on a patch of grass separating the two busy roads show that the vehicle crossed the central reservation before colliding with a wall and being blocked in by police vehicles.

West Yorkshire Police say enquiries into the incident is ongoing, which meant the road had to remain closed for a short time.

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