Attempted murder arrests after police officer knocked down by car

By Megan Archer | Bloxwich | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was knocked down and injured while trying to stop a suspected stolen car.

Coalway Road in Walsall

Officers in Coalway Road, Bloxwich, spotted a green Skoda Octavia suspected of being used in two bilkings earlier this morning.

But when they approached, the car drove off and hit one police officer, injuring his leg.

He suffered minor injuries.

Police flooded the area and, thanks to help from people nearby, two men aged 31 and 20 were detained just minutes later.

They were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The Skoda - believed to have been stolen - has also been recovered.

Anyone with more information can contact police via 101 quoting log 934 of February 15 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email

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