Dungannon police officer struck by car and driver fled the scene

The police
The police

A police officer has been struck by a car in Bush near Dungannon.

Inspector John McKenna said: “The incident happened on the Tartlaghan Road at around 11.30pm last night as police were responding reports of two vehicles being driven dangerously in the village.

“The officer was struck on the legs by a silver Lexus that failed to stop for police and subsequently made off. A second vehicle, dark in colour, also fled the scene.

“Thankfully the male officer was not seriously injured however the reckless actions of this driver could have had much more dire consequences. I would appeal to anyone who saw these vehicles in the village or surrounding area last night or on any other occasion to contact police in Dungannon immediately on 101.”