Three arrested after policeman injured at Stevenage Leisure Park

PUBLISHED: 09:59 24 November 2017

The cordon at Stevenage Leisure Park. Picture: @bobster76 via Twitter

The cordon at Stevenage Leisure Park. Picture: @bobster76 via Twitter

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Three men have been arrested on suspicion of grevious bodily harm with intent after an incident in Stevenage Leisure Park resulted in a policeman being taken to hospital.

At 1.49am today officers attempted to stop a black Vauxhall Astra in the car park when the driver allegedly failed to do so.

During the incident, an officer sustained a head injury in Fulton Close – a road leading into the leisure park. The Astra stopped in Ingleside Drive, where it is said the occupants fled.

Police dogs and a police helicopter were deployed in the area, and a man was subsequently detained by officers at around 2.15am in Ingleside Drive.

A short while later another two men were tracked in the same area by police dog Kobi, and they were also detained.

All three men were arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent. One of the men was also arrested on suspicion of failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis.

The injured officer was taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage and has since been discharged.

There is currently a police cordon in place in Fulton Road while investigations continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Herts police via 101, quoting reference ISR 40 of 24/11/17.

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