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Birmingham man remanded on police murder bid charge

Oval Road, Birmingham, where a police officer was run over
Image caption The officer from Sutton Coldfield police station suffered multiple fractures

A man accused of the attempted murder of a police officer who was hit by a car in Birmingham has been remanded in custody by magistrates in the city.

Carl Anderson, 50, from Osbourne Close, Aston, is charged with six other offences, including dangerous driving, burglary and two counts of assault.

The officer suffered multiple fractures while trying to stop a car in Oval Road in Erdington on Friday evening.

Mr Anderson is due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday.

He is also accused of driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

The 44-year-old police officer, who sustained serious leg and pelvic injuries, is said to remain in a stable condition following an operation.

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