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Officer injured after high-speed chase

A policeman sustained “a potentially serious head injury” after he was pushed to the ground by a suspect.

The altercation took place after the 27-year-old suspect led officers on a high-speed chase through North Hamilton early this morning.

The officer is now in King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where doctors are assessing his injuries.

A Pembroke man has since been arrested.

A Police spokesman said the accident occurred around 3.30am.

“Police were on mobile patrol along Court Street in Pembroke when they encountered a motorcycle at the junction with Dundonald Street,” he said.

“The officers attempted to stop the motorcycle to speak with the rider however, despite the use of the police vehicle's emergency equipment the motorcyclist failed to stop.

“A brief vehicle and foot pursuit took place before the motorcycle rider was intercepted outside a Middletown Lane residence. At that location the suspect apparently pushed one of the officers, causing him to fall before fleeing the scene. The officer sustained a potentially serious head injury as a result and was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment where doctors continue to assess his injury.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hamilton Criminal Investigation Unit on 295-0011 or the independent, confidential Crime Stoppers Bermuda hotline on 800-8477.

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Published March 24, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated March 24, 2011 at 7:21 pm)

Officer injured after high-speed chase

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