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Birmingham Hit And Run: Policeman Badly Hurt
A police officer has suffered serious injuries, including a suspected fractured pelvis, after a hit and run in Birmingham.
The unnamed officer was also left with leg and shoulder injuries after he was struck by a car he was trying to stop as he investigated a break in on Friday afternoon.
West Midlands Police have said he is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
A 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder soon after the crash and remains in police custody where detectives continue to question him.
Speaking at the scene in Compton Road in Aston, Sky's Frazer Maude said: "You can still see the markings on the ground from the police investigators, skid marks as well from the vehicle, and if we follow the markings we can see broken glass where the vehicle has struck a lamp post."
Local resident Paul Drummond, whose girlfriend was in the house at the time and rushed out to help the injured officer, called the collision "crazy".
Responding to a report of a shed break in around 3pm on Friday, officers searched the area in Erdington before spotting a man matching the description of the suspect.
A blue Honda Estate struck the policeman as he attempted to stop the vehicle and a man was arrested after a short foot chase a few hours later.
The injured officer, 44, is from Sutton Coldfield police station and has served with the force for 11 years.