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Man arrested as police search for second suspect after officer is injured near Lichfield

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an incident near Lichfield that left a police officer in hospital – and another suspect is now being sought.

The man, from Leicester, was held this morning (December 1) and is being questioned by detectives from Staffordshire Police.

The HGV police were trying to stop

The HGV police were trying to stop

The officer was attempting to stop a HGV on the A5 when a foot chase began. He was then threatened, causing him to step back into the carriageway where he was hit by a passing vehicle.

The HGV driver then approached a silver Ford Fiesta that was queued nearby, before dragging the driver out and making off in the car which was later found abandoned in Pelsall.

The 39-year-old officer has undergone surgery for a serious leg injury.

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: “While his condition is described as stable, he will need to undergo further surgery and it is not yet known if his injuries will be life-changing.

“Detectives are continuing with their investigation and have now established that there was a second suspect who alighted the passenger side of the skip lorry and ran off across fields at the side of the A5. He is described as white and as having a round face with small eyes and facial hair.”

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 583 of November 29. Alternatively, people can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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