Car driven at police officers during ‘stop check’

Car driven at police officers during ‘stop check’

by Tom Martin (July 2022)

A CAR was driven at two police officers in Formby after they had tried to stop the vehicle as part of a drugs check. 

The officers were forced to jump out of the way of the BMW, but thankfully they didn’t receive any injuries.

The incident began when the officers tried to carry out a ‘stop check’ of the car on Monks Drive on Tuesday, July 26 at around 4.20pm following public concerns over drug dealing in the area.

After driving away, officers managed to find the car on Abbots Close, but when they approached the vehicle the male driver began to reverse away.

The vehicle was then driven forwards and mounted the kerb, forcing the officers to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.

The BMW then smashed into the door of the police car and a concrete fence post. Two male occupants of the car then made off on foot in the direction of Alt Road.

A search of the vehicle was carried out and a large quantity of cannabis was found and seized.

An investigation is underway and CCTV and witness enquiries have been carried out in the local area.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul White said: “Incidents such as this demonstrate the vigilance of our officers in spotting and reacting to people acting suspiciously, even when in a moving vehicle.

“Sadly it also demonstrates the dangers that officers face. They put themselves in harms way every day to protect the public and bring those who cause harm in our communities to justice.

“Thankfully neither officer was hurt but the reckless actions of the driver in the case could clearly have had more serious consequences.

“We continue to respond to community information around drug dealing and other criminality and we would encourage anyone with information about this incident or any incidents in their local community to come forward and tell us what they know.”

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