POLICE Officer Had To Jump Out Of Way As Vehicle Allegedly Made Off

30 November, 2020 | Local

MORE details have been revealed about an incident in Greenock in which a man was allegedly threatened and a police officer was injured as a car he had stopped collided with a patrol vehicle.

Police were contacted about 7:30pm on Saturday regarding a disturbance at a house on Branchton Road in Greenock.

A number of males wearing masks reportedly to be in possession of knives allegedly threatened another male and smashed a window before driving away in a black car.

A short time later officers observed the car on Drumfrochar Road in Greenock where the driver allegedly failed to stop when requested by police.

The vehicle was eventually stopped on the B788 Auchmountain Road in Greenock.

As an officer approached the vehicle, it allegedly drove away forcing the officer to jump out of its path before it collided with a police vehicle causing damage.

A 19-year-old male has been charged with a number of offences and held in custody for court.

Enquiries continue to identify the other males involved. Any member of the public able to assist should contact Greenock Police Station via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Local Area Commander Paul Cameron staid: “This was a completely irresponsible act that has resulted in an officer being injured and a police vehicle being damaged at taxpayers’ expense.

“We are appealing to the public to assist with the identity of the other males involved.”

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