Two arrested after police officer was run over by van in Merseyside

Shortly after, it was reported that two men ran from a vehicle into fields near East Lancashire Road and threw a bag.

The officer “receives the care and treatment he needs”

Officers showed up, the men were arrested and the bag and vehicle – which had been left on Ecclesfield Road – were recovered for forensic examination.

Chief Inspector Jim Wilde said: “Every day Merseyside police fearlessly put themselves in harm’s way to protect the public from harm.

“Our emergency response and priority response officers are called upon to attend to incidents that may involve a range of crimes, including the use of assault, violence and weapons.

“They are doing this voluntarily, as they have joined the police service to protect people and keep Merseyside safe.

“Unfortunately, tonight, our officer’s dedication cost him dearly.

“Luckily he is now getting the care and treatment he needs, and everyone at Merseyside Police wishes him the best of luck. He will receive our full support as he recovers from this terrible incident. »

Chief Inspector Wilde added: “We have made two arrests, spoken to a number of witnesses and are reviewing CCTV footage from the area following the incident.

“But I want to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed it, or who has CCTV or a dash cam that has not yet been brought to the attention of the police, to come forward.

“Your information or evidence could prove vital as we seek to bring those responsible to justice. »

Anyone with information is asked to contact the force via Twitter direct message @MerPolCC or the ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook quoting reference 22000339976.

Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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