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Man held after officer hit by car in Birmingham

Oval Road, Birmingham, where a police officer was run over
Image caption The officer from Sutton Coldfield police station attempted to stop the vehicle in Oval Road

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was hit by a car in Birmingham.

The officer suffered a suspected fractured pelvis attempting to stop the car in the Erdington area following reports of an intruder in a shed.

The 44-year-old was taken to hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A 50-year-old-man was arrested in Aston after a short chase on foot, West Midlands Police said.

Officers searched the Compton Road area following a 999 call about an intruder in a shed just before 15:00 BST on Friday.

A short time later, a man matching the description of the suspect was spotted in a car on Oval Road.

The officer, from Sutton Coldfield police station who has served with the force for 11 years, attempted to stop the vehicle and was struck by the blue Honda estate, the force said.

A spokesman said the officer is in a stable condition in hospital awaiting surgery on "serious injuries".

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