Officer seriously injured at Tweed Heads

A police officer has been seriously injured after being hit by a car during an arrest in Tweed Heads.

About 12.20am (Sunday 8 September 2019), a stolen BMW was sighted in Tweed Heads by detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District.

The vehicle had allegedly been stolen early in the night during an armed robbery at Coopers Plains in Queensland.

About 1am the vehicle was observed by police to enter the carpark of Tweed Heads Hospital.

A detective’s vehicle entered the car park, at which time the stolen BMW deliberately drove at it, colliding with the driver’s side.

Further police attended to assist, including a Senior Constable attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, who was struck by the car and thrown to the roadway.

The vehicle then reversed, colliding with a car containing a 15-month-old child, who was not injured.

The BMW then drove from the car park but was stopped a short time later on Avla Street, with three of the four occupants arrested.

The men, aged 29, 22, and 20 were taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where they are assisting with inquiries.

The Senior Constable who was struck by the vehicle was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital where he remains receiving treatment to a dislocated shoulder and lacerations/bruising.

The stolen BMW has been seized for forensic examination.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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