Nottingham

Diederik Coetzee in hospital two months after hit-and-run

PC Diederik Coetzee
Image caption PC Diederik Coetzee made headlines in 2005 for making 309 arrests

A Nottinghamshire police officer critically injured in a hit and run is still in hospital two months later.

PC Diederik Coetzee who was off duty, was cycling in Blidworth Lane, near Blidworth, on 25 November when he was hit by a vehicle which failed to stop.

The 54-year-old was taken to King's Mill Hospital but was moved this week to Ashfield Community Hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.

Four people have been arrested and bailed in connection with the case.

His family have thanked the people of Mansfield, where PC Coetzee worked, for their support.

They said they had been sent hundreds of messages and were currently deciding where to donate more than £1,000 in donations.

In 2005 PC Coetzee made national headlines when he made 309 arrests on the Ladybrook estate, Mansfield, in just 12 months.

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