Man charged in connection with collision where police officer was hurt

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

POLICE have confirmed that a man has been charged in connection with a collision where an officer was injured in Tamworth yesterday afternoon.

Following the incident on Tuesday 21 January, an injured police officer was taken to hospital via ambulance and received treatment for head and neck injuries.

The collision occurred at around 1340 GMT on Ludgate, as a white BMW which is believed to be involved in a ‘County lines‘ operation, bringing drugs into the County from the West Midlands Police area failed to stop for officers.

The car was in collision with two parked and unattended cars – a red Vauxhall Corsa and a white VW Golf. The BMW was then in collision with two police cars.

Two men from Birmingham were arrested at the scene for a number of offences.

Dwain Trevor Francis, aged 35, of Quinton, Birmingham, was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, dangerous driving and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

Francis has today (Wednesday) been charged with failing to stop, dangerous driving, possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and possession with intent to supply heroin.

A 34-year-old unnamed man was also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Francis is due to appear at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre tomorrow morning (23 January).

At Tamworth Informed, we wish the Police officer a speedy recovery.

Temporary Chief Constable Nick Baker of Staffordshire Police has also taken to Social Media to wish the officer his best.

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