Leeds & West Yorkshire

Police officer hurt in Leeds 'hit-and-run' incident

Police forensic tent at the scene
Image caption Police cordoned off the scene outside the Omnibus pub in Middleton, Leeds

A police officer has been injured after what was said to be a hit-and-run incident outside a pub in south Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police attended the Omnibus pub off Sharp Lane, Middleton, at about 19:00 GMT on Friday.

The force said a male officer was driven at deliberately by a black Vauxhall Astra, which then left the scene driving "erratically".

The officer was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries and has since been discharged.

Image caption A heavy police presence was seen on Sharp Lane during Friday night

The driver of the car has not yet been traced.

The venue was open for the final time before being demolished, the Yorkshire Evening Post reported.

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