Appeal to trace driver who dragged police officer along road

By Dayna Farrington | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

An appeal to trace a suspect has been launched after a police officer was dragged along the road by a car in the West Midlands.

Mohammed Banaras

Officers have identified Mohammed Banaras as a prime suspect after the officer was pulled around 50 foot on Percy Road, in Sparkhill, on Saturday.

The West Midlands Police officer had approached a suspicious vehicle at around 8pm and as he looked into an open window to speak to the driver, it made off.

The PC was pushed out of the moving vehicle, as the Seat Ibiza fled the area. He suffered cuts to his legs, arm and hips – but was not seriously injured.

West Midlands Police now want to speak to 25-year-old Banaras, from the Tyseley area, in connection with what happened.

Inspector Francis Nock said: "It is unacceptable for this to happen to a police officer as he goes about his role in keeping the public safe.

"It could have been much worse and we need anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible."

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Banaras, or has any information about the incident, is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101 quoting incident reference number 20BE/187681Q/20.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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