Woman knocked over by driver in police chase hit and run

By Benjamin Roberts-haslam

A woman was knocked over in the street during a police chase.

At around 1am on Sunday police patrols saw a grey Honda driving at a high speed and started a pursuit of the car.

During the chase, the Honda hit a woman pedestrian in the Sleepers Hill area of Anfield, close to Walton Breck Road.

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The Honda then made off from the scene.

The police officer stopped the chase and gave first aid to the woman until an ambulance arrived at the scene.

She was then taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Following police enquiries the driver of the Honda, a 38-year-old man from Bromborough, was arrested on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving.

He has been taken to custody where he will be questioned by police.

Any road closures caused by the incident have now been lifted.

A Merseyside Police spokesperson told the ECHO : "We have arrested a man following a collision in Everton this morning (Sunday 10 October).

"At around 1.05am patrols on Breck Road saw a grey Honda travelling a high speed and initiated a pursuit of the vehicle.

"During the pursuit, the Honda collided with a female pedestrian. The vehicle then made off from the scene.

"The police officer ceased the pursuit and provided first aid to the female until an ambulance arrived. She was then taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

"Following extensive police enquiries, the driver of the Honda, a 38-year-old man from Bromborough was arrested on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving. He has been taken into custody and will be questioned by police.

"Road closures in place in the Sleepers Hill area following the incident have now been lifted."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information is asked to contact Merseyside Police's social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with any information, with reference 21000702924 .

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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