Police charge three men after officer injured at Tweed Heads

Three men have been charged with a variety of offences following the serious injury of a police officer at Tweed Heads Hospital yesterday.

About 1am (Sunday 8 September 2019) a stolen BMW was observed by detectives from the Tweed/Byron Bay Police District entering 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 22-year-old man was charged with multiple offences including police pursuit (drive speed dangerous), drive reckless/furious or speed/manner dangerous X 3, use offensive weapon to avoid apprehension, predatory driving, armed with intent, possess implements to enter/drive conveyance, learner unaccompanied.

The 29-year-old man has been charged with be carried in conveyance and posses prohibited drug.

The 20-year-old man has been charged with be carried in conveyance and hinder police in execution of duty.

All three have been refused bail and will appear in front of Tweed Local Court tomorrow (Monday 9 September 2019).

The fourth male passenger, who fled the scene, is currently wanted by police as investigations continue.

The Senior Constable, who was struck by the vehicle, has now been released from the hospital.

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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