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Appeal for witnesses after police officer is struck by car

Witnesses are being urged to come forward after a policeman was knocked over by a car in Oswaldtwistle.

Witnesses are being urged to come forward after a policeman was knocked over by a car in Oswaldtwistle.

The uniformed police officer was stood next to two stationary police cars near the bus stop across the road from the West End Post Office on the A679, Blackburn Road when a car hit him.

He suffered a leg injury during the incident at around 12.15pm on Tuesday, March 27.

Sergeant Alison Crew said the car, described as a maroon new shaped fiesta, failed to stop and made off in the direction of Blackburn.

She added: "Fortunately the officer was not seriously injured but I would appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

"It is likely that the Fiesta may have sustained near side wing mirror or panel damage therefore I’d appeal to anyone who has knowledge of any cars fitting the description with similar damage or anyone who may have carried out repairs to similar vehicles to contact police.

"I’m also appealing to two women that were waiting at the bus stop near to the scene of the incident to come forward as they could be key witnesses.

"In addition, there was also a vehicle facing in the direction of Blackburn waiting to turn right into a street at the side of West End Post Office at the time of the offence and I would also be keen to speak with the driver."

Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log reference LC-20120327-0622.

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org

 

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