A police officer is in hospital after being hit by an electric bike in Swindon overnight.
The incident happened at the roundabout connecting Faringdon Road with Westcott Place at around 11.20pm last night (Saturday, 13 January).
It’s understood the male officer sustained serious injuries after being struck by the vehicle. His family are at his bedside.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested nearby a short time later. He’s being held in custody on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.
According to a local resident, the e-bike had no lights and the suspect was wearing all black clothing.
Members of the public are likely to see an increased police presence in the area while detectives conduct enquiries.
The road was cordoned off for several hours whilst the Serious Collision Investigation Team attended. It reopened at about 6am.
Superintendent Steve Cox said: “This is a highly concerning incident and our thoughts are very much with the Wiltshire Police Officer who was seriously injured in the course of his duty, and his family at this very distressing time.
“We have a suspect in custody who was detained nearby, shortly after the incident.
“An investigation is underway to determine the exact circumstances of what took place.
“We are aware that this was witnessed by a number of members of the public who were in the area at the time, some of whom came to the officer’s aid.
“It is absolutely vital that we hear from anyone who saw what took place or who may have dash cam footage that they can share.”
Potential witnesses or anyone with information should contact police as a matter of urgency on 101 referencing log 54240004756.
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