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Policewoman injured: Officer's skull fractured after being struck by a car in Grantham supermarket car park

A 36-year-old man has been arrested after an incident in Grantham in which a police officer was hit by a vehicle.

The female officer was speaking to a man sitting in a black Nissan Juke car at Sainsbury’s, in London Road, at around 9.40am today (Wednesday) when the car reversed and struck her. The car was then driven out of the car park.

The officer sustained head injuries including a fracture to her skull and was taken to hospital. The full extent of her injuries are not yet known.

Police and an ambulance have attended the incident in Sainsbury's car park this morning. (42597767)
Police and an ambulance have attended the incident in Sainsbury's car park this morning. (42597767)

Officers pursued the suspect and arrested him within the hour, on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision. He was then further arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, dangerous driving and possession of cannabis.

Lincolnshire Police chief superintendent Jon McAdam said: “This was a shocking incident in which an officer was injured while simply carrying out their duties.

“We acted quickly to arrest the suspect and investigations are continuing.

“While we work to find out more about the incident, it’s worth repeating that it is never acceptable for officers to be assaulted and it should not be considered ‘part of the job’.

“It is a stark reminder of the dangers our staff face on a daily basis to help keep people safe.

“I’d urge anyone who saw the incident, or who has information, to get in touch as it may help our investigation.”

There are a number of ways you can get in touch:

  • Call 101, quoting Incident 95 of October 7;
  • Email force.control@lincs.pnn.police.uk putting “Incident 95 of 7th October” in the Subject line;
  • Call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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