Two officers hurt by car avoiding police

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Two police officers were injured when dealing with a motorist who failed to pull over.

South Yorkshire Police chiefs said the officers were hurt during separate incidents involving the same car, but have not yet revealed how exactly they sustained their injuries.

Officers attempted to pull over a grey Volvo at Meadowhall Retail Park at 6.30am on Sunday but the vehicle failed to stop and drove off.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said a 47-year-old officer suffered ‘minor injuries’ as the car left the scene.

The car was later spotted on the M1 by traffic officers and again failed to stop, leading to a pursuit which continued on the A57 around Swallownest and on to Moss Way. The Volvo was then involved in a collision with the pursuing police car - a white BMW which had its blue lights on - at Carr Forge Lane, Sheffield.

The police driver - a 49-year-old officer - sustained minor injuries in the collision.

The Volvo drove off after the smash, initially along Birley Spa Lane. It went off road and was then abandoned.

A police search of the area led to the arrest of one man - a 21-year-old from Woodhouse Mill - who was quizzed on suspicion of the theft of a motor vehicle and failing to stop for a uniformed police officer.

He was later bailed until mid-November.

Both injured officers were taken to hospital for check-ups but were not detained.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to the events, which started just before 6.30am last Sunday, October 6, at Meadowhall Retail Park, Sheffield.”

Witnesses or anyone with any information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 308 of Sunday, October 6.