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UPDATED : Appeal for witnesses launched following attempted assault on a police officer in High Wycombe

| August 14, 2020

An attempted assault on a police officer in High Wycombe has resulted in an appeal for witnesses by Thames Valley Police.

On Thursday 13th August 2020, at around 2.30pm, a police officer on a police motorcycle stopped a vehicle in Rutland Avenue, High Wycombe.

The driver got out of the vehicle and walked towards the police officer, however a passenger in the vehicle moved into the drivers seat and started to drive the car forward.

The police officer, still on his motorcycle, proceeded to follow the vehicle which then suddenly reversed towards the officer who managed to take evasive action and get out of the way.

The vehicle then drove towards the police officer again, the police officer on the motorcycle had to take evasive action on his motorcycle.

During the incident the police officer was not injured.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Francesca Keen, based at High Wycombe police station said: ‘I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident to please come forward.

I would also ask any motorists who were in the local area around the time of this incident to check any dash-cam footage in case it has captured something that could assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43200252260.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous on 0800 555 111.

Shortly after the incident two men were arrested :

  • A 27 year old man from Rotherham was arrested on suspicion of assault by beating of an emergency worker, driving a motor vehicle dangerously, section 18 attempt wounding with intent and possession of a controlled drug of class A – cocaine. He has been released on bail.
  • A 22 year old man from High Wycombe was been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and is currently in custody.

This news article was updated at 2.30pm on 15th August 2020 : The location of the incident has been amended to Rutland Avenue, High Wycombe. Thames Valley Police had originally given the location of the incident as Oakridge Road, High Wycombe.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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