Police officer hit by car during chase in Rugby

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A police officer was hit by a car during a police chase which started in Rugby town centre yesterday (Wednesday March 15).

Warwickshire Police were called at around 1.30pm following a report of counterfeit currency being used at a premises in Rugby Road, Stockton.

A registration plate on the suspected vehicle was later sighted in Rugby, following a further report of counterfeit currency being used in the town centre. The occupants of this vehicle were then challenged by police officers.

Their vehicle was then in collision with a police vehicle and when an officer approached them, the vehicle collided with him. The officer suffered slight injuries to his arm and hand.

As the suspect vehicle was driven away, it is understood to have been in collision with stationary parked vehicles in Spring Street.

The vehicle was later recovered in Ullesthorpe, Lutterworth.

A 20-year-old man from Leicester was arrested in Claybrooke Magna yesterday (Wednesday), on suspicion of attempted GBH, taking a motor vehicle without the owners consent and offences relating to counterfeit currency.

He was bailed to return to the police station on Monday April 17.