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Police officer hurt and patrol car stolen while attending suspected burglary – The Northern Echo

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A POLICE officer was injured and his marked police car stolen when he attended reports of a suspected burglary.

A Durham Police spokesperson said: “Officers attended reports of a suspected burglary taking place in the area of Howletch Lane, Peterlee, at around 6.45am this morning.

“Two males were arrested at the scene.

The Northern Echo:

OFFICER HURT: A police officer was hurt and a patrol car stolen in Howletch Lane, Peterlee Picture: Google

“During the incident, one officer sustained injuries and received medical attention, and a marked police vehicle was stolen and recovered a short time later.

“Both males are currently in custody facing several charges, and an investigation is ongoing.”

The police car was reported as having being found in Ambleside Close, Peterlee.

  • Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Peterlee CID on 101, quoting incident number 59 of April 5.

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