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Police officer knocked down by car in Bush

The incident happened on the Tartlaghan Road at around 11.30pm last night

A police officer has been struck by a car in Bush near Dungannon as police were responding to reports of two vehicles being driven dangerously in the village. 

Inspector John McKenna said: "The incident happened on the Tartlaghan Road at around 11.30pm last night...

"The officer was struck on the legs by a silver Lexus that failed to stop for police and subsequently made off. A second vehicle, dark in colour, also fled the scene."

Thankfully the male officer was not seriously injured however the reckless actions of this driver could have had much more dire consequences. I would appeal to anyone who saw these vehicles in the village or surrounding area last night or on any other occasion to contact police in Dungannon immediately on 101."

Ulster Unionist Party MP Tom Elliott: “ I have always said that our police officers are up against a constant struggle, a wall of crime. With resources reduced, I commend them all for maintaining the level of professionalism we come to expect.

“The incident which took place has shocked the entire Bush community. This could have resulted in a much worse situation for the officer and all concerned."

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