Police officer injured in Llangefni hit-and-run

A man has been arrested after a police officer was mowed down by a car in Llangefni.

The plain clothes officer was hit by a Volkswagen Golf during a routine stop at the Texaco petrol station on Glanwhfa Road at just after 2.55pm on Tuesday afternoon (25th September).

The car quickly fled the scene but was tracked down on Penmynydd Road in Menai Bridge within the hour.

A 47 year-old man is in custody on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and several driving offences – his car has been seized.

The Welsh Air Ambulance attended the scene, landing near Anglesey Council’s headquarters in Llangefni – but the officer was taken by road to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor. He has serious injuries which are not life threatening.

Detectives have ruled out any link to terrorism – but said the hit-and-run highlighted the daily risks posed to police officers. The officer’s family has been informed.

Superintendent Richie Green said: ”The officer was conducting a normal routine stop of the vehicle and the incident developed thereafter…the investigation is at an early stage; however, I can offer reassurance that this incident is not linked to any form of terrorist activity.”

The officer’s family has been informed of the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Kearney said: ”This was a shocking incident. We would like to thank the staff at the filling station and passers-by who went to the assistance of the officer.”

Anyone who witnessed the hit-and-run is urged to contact Llangefni CID on 101, quoting reference no. W137054.

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