Police officer seriously injured after getting hit by car during arrest in Tweed

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

About 12.20am a BMW was spotted in Tweed Heads, believed to be stolen during an armed robbery in Coopers Plains.

About 1.00am police saw the vehicle enter the carpark of Tweed Heads Hospital and followed.


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The stolen BMW then allegedly drove at the police vehicle, colliding with the driver’s side.

More officers attended to assist, including a Senior Constable from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, who was struck by the car and thrown to the road.

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

The BMW then left the car park but was stopped a short time later on Avla Street.

Three of the four occupants were arrested including a 29-year-old man, a 22-year-old man, and 20-year-old man.

They 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 is currently receiving treatment for a dislocated shoulder and lacerations/bruising.

The stolen BMW has been seized for forensic examination.

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You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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