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Two charged after car hit officer in Birmingham city centre

A man has been charged after a car he was allegedly driving, collided with officers in Birmingham city centre on Saturday afternoon (26 May).

Lawrence Connors of Syms Avenue, Bristol was arrested following the collision on Upper Dean Street - which left an officer with soft tissue damage - just after 3.30pm.

He was subsequently charged with dangerous driving, assaulting an emergency services worker and two counts of obstructing a police officer.

The 23-year-old was remanded to appear at Birmingham Magistrates court this morning (27 May)

A 17-year-old passenger, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was also charged with obstruction and bailed to appear at Birmingham Magistrates court yesterday afternoon.

An investigation remains on-going, and officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to get in touch.

Detective Constable Laura Halpin said: “The city centre was really busy this weekend, with lots of people making their way to and from Pride. I’m appealing to anyone who filmed the incident, or saw what happened to get in touch."

West Midlands Police can be contacted via Live Chat at 8am - midnight, out of hours please call 101. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; tell them what you know, not who you are.

Please quote log number 1758 of 25/05/2019.

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