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Police appeal after officer is badly injured
Thursday 29th March 2018 @ 17:32 by Nigel Skinner
Glossop Chronicle Hadfield News

Police in Glossop are appealing for dashboard camera footage of a car and van being driven away from the scene of a burglary in which a policeman was left badly hurt.

The plea comes after an officer suffered a broken arm and shoulder after a raider deliberately rammed his police car.

A white van and a blue Land Rover 90 Defender were driven away at speed following a break-in at a unit in Graphite Way, Hadfield, at around 4.25pm on Sunday, March 25.

Police say the raiders headed over the Woodhead Pass, driving erratically and overtaking other vehicles as they travelled towards Holmfirth.

The injured officer had pulled up outside the Hadfield unit when his car was immediately rammed by thieves trying to leave the scene in a Ford Ranger.

The force of the crash left the Ford so badly damaged that the driver got out, jumping into a white van driven by another member of the gang.

The thieves drove off in the van, taking a generator and a blue Land Rover Defender from the business premises.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Det. Sgt.  Stephen Topham on 101, quoting reference 18000135840.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.