Man re­verses car onto po­lice, drives away but is caught af­ter chase

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

A man re­versed onto po­lice of­fi­cers, drove away at speed but was later caught by po­lice af­ter a car chase, the po­lice said yes­ter­day. Rapid In­ter­ven­tion Unit of­fi­cers on road-checks in Cot­ton­era stopped a Skoda Feli­cia Combi on Sun­day evening. The driver first re­versed onto the of­fi­cers and then drove for­ward again at speed to es­cape, the po­lice said. A con­sta­ble was hit by the car, and a shot was fired in its di­rec­tion as the driver con­tin­ued to speed away in the di­rec­tion of Fgura.

The po­lice chased the man and caught up with him in Hom­pesch Road.

He was ar­rested and a search in the car yielded a small amount of cannabis resin and a knife. The 20-year-old driver of Że­j­tun was ar­rested. The po­lice of­fi­cer hit by the car was taken to hospi­tal where he was found to have suf­fered slight in­juries. Mag­is­trate Doreen Clarke is con­duct­ing an in­quiry.

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