Fleeing motorist knocks down cop

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Johannesburg - A metro police officer was injured when a driver failed to stop and ran over him in Dube, Soweto, Johannesburg metro police said on Sunday.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said police officers were conducting a stop and search operation on Saturday evening.

Minnaar said the sergeant entered the road and signalled to the driver to stop. Instead he bumped the officer and drove on.

Police officers chased the car and fired four shots.

“He abandoned the car and fled on foot.”

Minnaar said the car was stolen in Parkview earlier this month.

The officer has been hospitalised and the extent of his injuries has not been confirmed, he said.

No arrests have been made.

Sapa


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