Lismore police officer struck by stolen car



A LISMORE police officer was injured on Friday night after a stolen car knocked him to the ground and dragged him five metres.

The constable suffered swelling, bruising and minor abrasions, but is not thought to have broken any bones.

Lismore duty officer Insp Tony Crandell said a police patrol in Goonellabah was driving behind a car at 11.55pm on Friday, when they realised it was stolen.

As the car turned into a driveway in Duke Street, the four occupants noticed they were being followed by police and tried to flee the scene.

Insp Crandell said the stolen car was parked on a steep driveway, and while the constable was trying to arrest one of the suspects, the car rolled back and hit him, knocking him to the ground and dragging him five metres.

Insp Crandell said none of the four suspects had been apprehended at the scene, but police expec- ted to make arrests.



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