A female police officer suffered head injuries, including a fractured skull, after a hit and run incident in Grantham, leading to the arrest of a 36-year-old man.
The officer was speaking to a man sitting in a black Nissan Juke car at Sainsbury’s in Grantham at around 9.40am on Wednesday, October 7.
The car reversed and struck the officer before being driven out of the car park, heading south on the A52 and out of the town on Bridge End Road.
Officers pursued the suspect and arrested him within the hour on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision.
He was then further arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, dangerous driving and possession of cannabis.
The officer was taken to hospital, but the full extent of her injuries are not yet known.
Chief Superintendent Jon McAdam said: “This was a shocking incident in which an officer was injured while simply carrying out their duties.
“We acted quickly to arrest the suspect and investigations are continuing.
“While we work to find out more about the incident, it’s worth repeating that it is never acceptable for officers to be assaulted and it should not be considered ‘part of the job’.
“It is a stark reminder of the dangers our staff face on a daily basis to help keep people safe.
“I’d urge anyone who saw the incident, or who has information or dashcam footage, to get in touch as it may help our investigation.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident 95 of October 7.
Alternatively, it can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.