Manhunt for driver who knocked down police officer

Police are searching for a motorist who knocked down an on-duty officer in Buckinghamshire before driving off and then abandoning his car.

The hit-and-run in Market Square, Aylesbury, at just past 3.15pm on Tuesday is being treated as attempted murder, with the officer suffering head injuries that required hospital treatment.

Having not stopped after the crash, the red Vauxhall Astra was then involved in a number of other collisions before it was abandoned in nearby Osier Way.

Thames Valley Police believe the driver and two passengers who fled the scene were all male.

Investigating officer James Mather said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have information about the incident to please contact police immediately.

“I would particularly like to speak to anyone who has mobile phone or dashcam footage of the incident or the vehicle being driven in the town to come forward.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who saw a vehicle matching the description being driven erratically in the town.

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“Thankfully the officer is now recovering at home with support from his family and the force.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting (13/2).