Man charged after police officer run over with hijacked patrol car

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Monday, August 12, 2019

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a police officer's car was hijacked and used to run him over in Birmingham.

Mubashar Hussein, 29, is accused of reversing into the 42-year-old traffic officer, knocking him down and driving over him at around 4.45pm on Saturday 10 August .

He will appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court where he will also face charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, a separate count of dangerous driving, wounding another officer who suffered a cut arm, four counts of assaulting other PCs, driving while disqualified, motoring offences and two car thefts.

The victim – who has worked with West Midlands Police for almost 20 years – was taken to hospital in a critical condition and suffered a broken pelvis as well as head, abdominal and other internal injuries.

He underwent surgery over the weekend and though his injuries are not life-threatening, West-Midlands Police say they could be life-changing.

West Midlands Police Superintendent Tom Joyce wished the officer a “full and swift” recovery.

“It’s times like these that hit home to people what a challenging role policing can be and that officers across the country are putting themselves on the line every day to protect the public,” he said.

A second man, 24-year-old Ahsan Ghafoor, will also appear in court charged with the same two car thefts, plus dangerous driving and other motoring offences.

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