An officer has been injured overnight in Leicester after being "deliberately" driven at by a car which then left the scene, Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit stated on Twitter.
Colleague at @LeicsPoliceARV has been injured overnight after being deliberately driven at. A reminder that vehicles are one of the most dangerous weapons out there, available to millions. Hoping for a quick recovery and the criminal brought to justice. #ProtectTheProtectors https://t.co/Gq6b75mobA— Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit (@DerbyshireRPU) 5 октября 2018 г.
According to Leicestershire Police's Deputy Chief Constable Rob Nixon, the incident took place in the early hours of Friday; an armed police officer was rushed to hospital with head injuries after he was "deliberately driven at" in Leicester city center.
Day started 5.20 am when received a call about an armed officer being injured @leicspolice Officer deliberately driven at & now in hospital with head injuries. Full scale operation now running to locate those responsible! #protecttheprotectors— DCC Rob Nixon (@DCCLeicsPolice) 5 октября 2018 г.
Following reports of the incident, police have launched a massive operation to find those responsible and blocked off at least three Leicester roads, including Belvoir Street in the center of the city.
According to the Leicester Mercury daily, two young men were removed from a Spinney Hills property by police at gunpoint on Friday morning in relation with the incident.