Appeal for witnesses following attempted police officer assault in Warrington Date published: 31st August 2018 9.13pm

Officers from Cheshire Police are urging witnesses to come forward after a car was deliberately driven towards a police officer in Warrington.

The incident took place at approximately 4.15pm today, Friday 31 August, when a female officer stopped a black car on Burtonwood Road, near to the junction with Clay Lane, in Warrington.

As the officer approached the vehicle on foot the car drove towards her at speed, causing her to jump out of the way to avoid injury.

Sergeant Sophie McGann said: “This was a despicable attack on a police officer who was simply doing her job, trying to protect the people of Cheshire.

“Thankfully, the officer did not sustain any serious injuries as a result of the incident; however she has been left extremely shaken by her ordeal and is currently receiving support.”

Enquiries are ongoing and as part of the investigation officers are keen to locate a number of motorists who were present at the time of the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 171001 or visit https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries.

Information can also be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

40-year-old man from Bold has been arrested in relation to the incident; he is currently being held on suspicion of attempted section 18 assault, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police.