Updated: Tuesday, 18th December 2018 @ 10:53am

Police appeal after PCSO mowed down by car while on duty in Stockport

Police appeal after PCSO mowed down by car while on duty in Stockport

| By MM staff

Police are appealing for witnesses after a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) was knocked over by a car in Stockport while on duty.

Shortly after 7.35pm last night, police were called to the junction of Spring Gardens and  Waterloo Road in Stockport after a PCSO had been hit by a car whilst assisting with traffic build up caused by a road traffic collision.

Officers attended and established that the offending vehicle pulled out of a stationary line of traffic and drove towards the PCSO whilst she was stood directing motorists.

When she tried to get out of the way, the car mounted the kerb and knocked her over before continuing to drive off and making no attempts to stop.

The victim sustained serious injuries and is now recovering in hospital.

Detective Sergeant David Chambers said: “A PCSO was knocked over in the line of duty whilst trying to assist with a collision and although she did sustain quite serious injuries, it could potentially have been a lot worse and thankfully she is now recovering well in hospital.

“Nobody should have to worry about potentially being put in such a dangerous position when carrying out their job and I would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have information to please contact the police.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 9652 or the independent charity Crimestopppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.