Appeal following fail to stop collision in Runcorn Date published: 22nd March 2019 2.40pm

Runcorn officers are appealing for information from the public following a fail to stop collision involving a police car.

At 12.18am on Thursday 21 March a marked police car was hit by a white 4x4 vehicle at the junction of Halton Road and Bridge Street.

The driver of the white car failed to stop at the scene.

The officer who was driving the police car sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Enquiries in relation to the collision are ongoing and officers want to hear from anyone with any information which may assist the investigation.

Police Constable Paul Cullen said: “Thankfully the officer involved in the collision sustained only minor injuries. However, the outcome could have been far worse.

“Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and as part of the investigation I am keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has any other information which may help our investigation.

“I am particularly keen to speak to the driver of a small hatchback car which was seen driving past the police car at the time of the incident.

“I also urge any drivers with dashcam footage who were driving on Halton Road or Bridge Street around the time of the incident to get in touch."

Anyone with information in relation to the collision should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 352465, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

To submit dashcam footage go online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage .

A 35-year-old Runcorn was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop following a collision and drink driving. He has since been released under investigation.