Police officer seriously injured after he was dragged under car during chase

Paramedics attend to the injured officer at the scene on Selby Road, Leeds. West Yorkshire Police said his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening
Paramedics attend to the injured officer at the scene on Selby Road, Leeds. West Yorkshire Police said his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening - YappApp

A police officer has suffered serious injuries after being dragged under a car following a tactical stop during a chase.

West Yorkshire Police said the officer was in hospital following the incident on Friday.

The force said he had been involved in a pursuit of a car that failed to stop before the vehicle was boxed in and brought to a halt on Selby Road, Leeds.

It added that occupants of the vehicle had been arrested and the officer’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

In footage circulating online the officer is seen attempting to pull the driver from the stationary black Seat Ibiza before the car reverses.

The officer, who is holding on to the open door, falls to the ground as the car moves off before he disappears beneath the vehicle.

Occupants arrested

In other footage of the incident, a large police cordon can be seen while the road is closed off as paramedics surround the injured police officer, who is lying on the grass.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “Shortly after 1.15pm today, a Seat Ibiza failed to stop for a roads policing unit and was pursued before being brought to a stop a few minutes later on Selby Road, Leeds.

“The occupants of the vehicle were arrested. A police officer also sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the incident and was taken to hospital.

“A second vehicle not involved in the pursuit was also damaged in the incident.”

The force said inquiries into the incident are ongoing, which meant the road has had to remain closed for a short time.

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