A police officer was flung onto the bonnet of a stolen car before being dumped on the ground as he was deliberately hit by the driver.
The officer escaped with minor injuries after he tried to stop the suspect yesterday (September 29) in Hermes Crescent, which is on the border between Henley Green and Wyken.
The black Fiesta was later established to have had cloned licence plates fitted.
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Officers from West Midlands Police initially spotted it being driven suspiciously in nearby Lambeth Close, and they began to follow the vehicle before it was driven into the PC at around 9.45pm.
The car was found abandoned in Doncaster Close, Wyken, an hour later.
Detective Sergeant Ged Gray, from Force CID, said: “It’s through sheer fortune the officer was not seriously injured.
“After being followed into Hermes Close the driver tried to mount the kerb to get away. As an officer approached the car they were deliberately driven at and ended up on the bonnet.
“They were carried a short distance before being flung to the ground and the car was driven away.
“We really need to hear from anyone who saw anything and has not already spoken to us, or has heard anything since, which could help us catch whoever was involved.”
Police are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Wood End area around the time and may have dash cam footage. They are also trying to trace anyone who later saw anyone fleeing from the car.
Anyone with information can contact us online via Live Chat, or by calling 101, and quoting 20CV/236235Z/20.