Police officer seriously injured after being dragged along road by car in Keighley as two men arrested

Police have launched an appeal after an officer was dragged along a road while attempting to detain a man.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 12:21 pm
Updated Monday, 13th July 2020, 12:22 pm

The officer was seriously injured in the incident on Friday (July 10) at around 5.50pm on Ashleigh Street, Keighley.

Two officers approached a Toyota Yaris which was parked outside a shop on Ashleigh Street.

There were two men inside the car, but as the officer’s approached, one of the men made off on foot.

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Ashleigh Street

The driver was still inside the vehicle and as the officer approaches to detain the individual, he drove off and the officer was dragged along the road, police said.

Two men, aged 28 and 30, were arrested at the scene and a large quantity of Class A drugs were later found, as well as an air rifle.

Mohammed Ayub, aged 30, of Springfield Road, Keighley has been charged with S18 assault and also causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Both men were also arrested on suspicion on concern in the supply of Class A drugs and enquiries are ongoing in relation to these offences.

The police officer who was injured as a result of the incident suffered serious injuries to his leg and received hospital treatment.

Detective Inspector Ryan Bragg, of Bradford CID, said: “This was an incredibly distressing incident for the officers involved as they were going about their daily duties. One of the officers has suffered a serious injury to his leg, but has since been discharged from hospital and recovering at home.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or has any further information to come forward and speak to us to assist with our ongoing investigation.”

Anyone with any further information about this incident is asked to contact Bradford CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13200346159 or alternatively information can be asked to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.