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Police officer struck by vehicle near Coffs Harbour

A police officer was injured during a police pursuit at Emerald Beach this afternoon
A police officer was injured during a police pursuit at Emerald Beach this afternoon Frank Redward

UPDATE: A COFFS Harbour policeman who was injured during an operation yesterday has been transferred to John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

A Critical Incident Team has been established to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, including the actions of police.

The investigation will be conducted by Richmond Local Area Command.

A 16-year-old girl has been charged with four offences in relation to the incident, including:

- Drive motor vehicle while licence suspended

- Use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road

- Drive uninsured vehicle

- Police pursuit - not stop - drive recklessly - (Skye's Law)

She has been refused bail to appear in a children's court today.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

 

SATURDAY 6PM: A COFFS Harbour policeman remains in a stable condition after he was struck by a police vehicle this afternoon.

At around 1.30pm police had attempted to stop a car that was travelling north on the Pacific Hwy near Emerald Beach.

Road spikes were deployed near Solitary Islands Way, and police stopped the vehicle they were pursuing.

The two females travelling inside the car ran into property off Solitary Islands Way, before being arrested by police a short time later.

During the operation a 41-year-old police officer was struck by a police vehicle.

Conscious and breathing, he was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus for treatment.

He underwent surgery at around 6pm and remains in a stable condition.

The two females were taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station and are assisting police with their inquiries.

An investigation into the matter is now underway, examining the actions of the two females and how the police officer came to be struck by the police vehicle.

Topics:  coffs harbour, emerald, police



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