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Witness appeal launched following attempted murder of a police officer in the Market Square, Aylesbury

| February 14, 2018

The Market Square in Aylesbury. (Archive picture)

The attempted murder of a police officer in Aylesbury has prompted an appeal for witnesses by Thames Valley Police.

At 3.18pm on Tuesday 13th February 2018 police received reports that a vehicle had collided with a on-duty police officer in the Market Square in Aylesbury.

Following the collision the vehicle failed to stop. The police officer was taken to hospital with head injuries and was discharged from hospital later the same day.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector James Mather of Force CID, said: ‘I am appealing to anyone who may have information about the incident to please contact police immediately.

I would particularly like to speak to anyone who has mobile phone or dashcam footage of the incident or the vehicle being driven in the town to come forward.

The vehicle, a red Vauxhall Astra, was involved in a number of road traffic collisions after the incident in Market Square, but thankfully no-one was injured during these subsequent collisions. I would also like to hear from anyone who saw a vehicle matching the description being driven erratically in the town.

The vehicle was later located in Osier Way but there was no driver or passengers in the car. We believe the driver and two passengers, all believed to be male, fled the scene.

Thankfully the officer is now recovering at home with support from his family and the force. This incident highlights the sacrifices that police officers and staff make every day to protect the public across the country.

Anyone who has any information about the incident is urged to call police on 101 and quote reference number 747 (13/2).

UPDATED 15th February 2018 : Two people have been arrested in connection with this incident, further information can be found by clicking here.

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