Derbyshire police officer injured after his car was rammed by thieves

A police officer has been injured after the car he was driving was rammed by thieves in Derbyshire.

Monday, 26th March 2018, 11:44 am
Updated Monday, 26th March 2018, 11:50 am
The incident occurred on Sunday.
The incident occurred on Sunday.

Officers were called to a unit on Sunday afternoon at around 4.25pm after the alarm was activated.

The first officer on the scene arrived in a police car, which was immediately rammed by thieves trying to leave the scene in a Ford Ranger.

Chesterfield police continue hunt for knife-wielding teen who threatened officerThe force of the crash left the Ford so badly damaged that the driver got out, jumping into a white van driven by another member of the gang. The thieves drove off in the van, taking a generator and a blue Land Rover Defender from the business premises, on Graphite Way, Hadfield.

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It was later discovered that the Ford had also been stolen from inside the unit compound.

The police officer was left with a broken arm.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference 18000135840.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.