Police officer assaulted after badly driven car was stopped in Crawley

Police officer assaulted after badly driven car was stopped

Police officer assaulted after badly driven car was stopped

First published in News

An officer was assaulted and one person detained after a badly driven car was stopped by police.

Witnesses are being sought to the incident in Crawley at 9.30pm on Friday May 30.

A silver Vauxhall Astra was being driven north along the B2036 Balcombe Road. It picked up speed and failed to give way at a roundabout at the junction with Turners Hill Road, causing other vehicles to brake sharply.

A police patrol used blue lights to stop the vehicle, but an officer was then assaulted as a passenger in the car fled on foot.  The driver was detained.

Anyone who saw the manner in which the vehicle was being driven, who saw what happened once it was stopped or who has any other relevant information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

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10:24am Tue 17 Jun 14

qm says...

In the days when the Police Service was properly funded and managed, officers always travelled in pairs . . . . . .
In the days when the Police Service was properly funded and managed, officers always travelled in pairs . . . . . . qm
  • Score: 8

10:34am Tue 17 Jun 14

Timothy McGee says...

qm wrote:
In the days when the Police Service was properly funded and managed, officers always travelled in pairs . . . . . .
Irrelevant.
Where does it say they were single crewed?
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: In the days when the Police Service was properly funded and managed, officers always travelled in pairs . . . . . .[/p][/quote]Irrelevant. Where does it say they were single crewed? Timothy McGee
  • Score: 3

10:34am Tue 17 Jun 14

firemanste says...

qm wrote:
In the days when the Police Service was properly funded and managed, officers always travelled in pairs . . . . . .
in days gone by people respected the law and those that enforced it.you used to get a clip round the ear and a stern talking to.now everyones weary of each other
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: In the days when the Police Service was properly funded and managed, officers always travelled in pairs . . . . . .[/p][/quote]in days gone by people respected the law and those that enforced it.you used to get a clip round the ear and a stern talking to.now everyones weary of each other firemanste
  • Score: 14

11:29am Tue 17 Jun 14

qm says...

Timothy McGee wrote:
qm wrote:
In the days when the Police Service was properly funded and managed, officers always travelled in pairs . . . . . .
Irrelevant.
Where does it say they were single crewed?
I frequently see single crewed Police vehicles and occasionally two up so an assumption on my part, ok?
[quote][p][bold]Timothy McGee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: In the days when the Police Service was properly funded and managed, officers always travelled in pairs . . . . . .[/p][/quote]Irrelevant. Where does it say they were single crewed?[/p][/quote]I frequently see single crewed Police vehicles and occasionally two up so an assumption on my part, ok? qm
  • Score: 5

11:29am Tue 17 Jun 14

qm says...

qm wrote:
Timothy McGee wrote:
qm wrote:
In the days when the Police Service was properly funded and managed, officers always travelled in pairs . . . . . .
Irrelevant.
Where does it say they were single crewed?
I frequently see single crewed Police vehicles and occasionally two up so an assumption on my part, ok?
Thoroughly agree!
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Timothy McGee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: In the days when the Police Service was properly funded and managed, officers always travelled in pairs . . . . . .[/p][/quote]Irrelevant. Where does it say they were single crewed?[/p][/quote]I frequently see single crewed Police vehicles and occasionally two up so an assumption on my part, ok?[/p][/quote]Thoroughly agree! qm
  • Score: 1

11:31am Tue 17 Jun 14

qm says...

firemanste wrote:
qm wrote:
In the days when the Police Service was properly funded and managed, officers always travelled in pairs . . . . . .
in days gone by people respected the law and those that enforced it.you used to get a clip round the ear and a stern talking to.now everyones weary of each other
Thoroughly agree! (responding to the right post this time instead of agreeing with myself, which seldom happens btw :)) )
[quote][p][bold]firemanste[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: In the days when the Police Service was properly funded and managed, officers always travelled in pairs . . . . . .[/p][/quote]in days gone by people respected the law and those that enforced it.you used to get a clip round the ear and a stern talking to.now everyones weary of each other[/p][/quote]Thoroughly agree! (responding to the right post this time instead of agreeing with myself, which seldom happens btw :)) ) qm
  • Score: 7

11:35am Tue 17 Jun 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Nice to see the police have caught one of these modern day highway men who think it ok to become physically aggressive over driving. Hope this piece of scum is put away for 10 years and perm' banned from driving.
Nice to see the police have caught one of these modern day highway men who think it ok to become physically aggressive over driving. Hope this piece of scum is put away for 10 years and perm' banned from driving. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 9

12:53pm Tue 17 Jun 14

cookie_brighton says...

oh is this stopper being used in place of the stinger, the story says................
....a police patrol used blue lights to stop the vehicle........must have been huge blue lights lol
oh is this stopper being used in place of the stinger, the story says................ ....a police patrol used blue lights to stop the vehicle........must have been huge blue lights lol cookie_brighton
  • Score: -1

12:58pm Tue 17 Jun 14

cookie_brighton says...

qm wrote:
firemanste wrote:
qm wrote:
In the days when the Police Service was properly funded and managed, officers always travelled in pairs . . . . . .
in days gone by people respected the law and those that enforced it.you used to get a clip round the ear and a stern talking to.now everyones weary of each other
Thoroughly agree! (responding to the right post this time instead of agreeing with myself, which seldom happens btw :)) )
I agree ..in the.....good old days..... a clip around the ear from the local bobby was suffice.....he then took you home and your dad punished you, people back then respected the police uniform, unlike today.
Yes I received the clip around the ear once, for scrumping apples lol.................
..oh for the good old days.
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]firemanste[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: In the days when the Police Service was properly funded and managed, officers always travelled in pairs . . . . . .[/p][/quote]in days gone by people respected the law and those that enforced it.you used to get a clip round the ear and a stern talking to.now everyones weary of each other[/p][/quote]Thoroughly agree! (responding to the right post this time instead of agreeing with myself, which seldom happens btw :)) )[/p][/quote]I agree ..in the.....good old days..... a clip around the ear from the local bobby was suffice.....he then took you home and your dad punished you, people back then respected the police uniform, unlike today. Yes I received the clip around the ear once, for scrumping apples lol................. ..oh for the good old days. cookie_brighton
  • Score: 7

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