A 36-year-old man has been named and charged by police after a female police officer was taken to hospital with head injuries, including a fractured skull.
The female officer was speaking to a man in a black Nissan Juke car at Sainsbury’s, Grantham, at around 9.40am on Wednesday, October 7.
The car reversed and struck her. The Juke was then driven out of the car park, heading south on the A52 and out of the town on Bridge End Road.
The man has since been named as Daniel Noddings, 36, of no fixed address, who was remanded into custody of Lincoln Magistrates Court.
He has been charged with dangerous driving causing injury to a police officer, possession of a Class B drug and a further separate charge of dangerous driving.
Noddings appeared in court during the morning of Thursday, October 8 and pleaded guilty to all three offences. He has been remanded into custody, but a date for sentencing has not yet been set.
Police said on Wednesday that the full extent of the officer’s injuries are not yet known.
Chief Superintendent Jon McAdam described it as a “shocking incident” and said that “it is never acceptable for officers to be assaulted and it should not be considered ‘part of the job’.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones tweeted saying it’s “never justified to attack a police officer,” and that this incident was a “shocking and cowardly assault [that] could have ended with a fatality.”
As this is a live investigation and because I don’t swear on Twitter I can’t share my full feelings regarding this abhorrent incident. NEVER justified to attack a Police Officer but this shocking and cowardly assault could have ended with a fatality. Any information please – 101 https://t.co/QEbG3sEUcA
— Marc Jones PCC (@MarcJonesLincs) October 7, 2020