Glasgow & West Scotland

Man arrested after policeman hit by car in Glasgow

Scene at London Road
Image caption The police federation said the officer was hit by a Vauxhall Corsa

A 30-year-old man has been arrested after a police officer was hit by a car in Glasgow.

The officer, Phil Hedge-Holmes, was struck by a silver Vauxhall Corsa on London Road at about 10:50 as he dealt with an earlier collision.

The 45-year-old, who has five years' police service, sustained serious leg injuries.

He is being treated at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where staff have said he is in a serious condition.

Supt Sandy Blair said: "My thoughts are very much with Phil, his wife Kelly and his family. What they are going through today is unimaginable.

"This illustrates, in the most tragic of ways, the dangers our officers face on a daily basis. Phil and his family are being cared for by specially trained officers and any support required is being made available for them and Phil's colleagues.

"The Police Scotland officers who dealt with the incident acted with the utmost professionalism and my thoughts are with them too this evening. I am also grateful to members of the public who assisted our officers at the scene."

Image caption Traffic officers are hoping further witnesses will come forward

An investigation into the crash is under way and road policing officers have asked for witnesses to make contact.

Sgt Michael McCusker said: "We need anyone who was in the area at the time and who has information which will assist our inquiry to get in touch.

"Anyone who may have captured the collision on their vehicle's dashcam is also urged to come forward."

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