Police Car Rammed In Gillingham

Police in North Dorset are looking for a man who drove into a police car in Gillingham – the driver, who had been followed by officers on suspicion of a speeding offence, caused damage to two vehicles while avoiding arrest.

Police Constable Grant Cole, of Gillingham police, said:

“At around 9pm on Friday 25 November 2011, officers patrolling in Gillingham followed a silver Renault Clio along Le Neubourg Way and Wyke Street after the car had passed them at speed.

“The driver – a white man, of a large build, with short blonde hair – turned into Common Mead Avenue, a cul-de-sac, and came to a stop.

“When the officers left their police car to apprehend the man he drove into the side of their marked vehicle, also colliding with the side of another parked car as he did so. Damage was caused to both cars.

“The offender then made good his escape in the direction of Wincanton.”

The silver Renault Clio is a 16 valve model, possibly registered in 1999 or 2000. The Clio will have damage to the front driver’s side and will be missing the black trim from the driver’s door.

PC Cole continued:

“Fortunately, the two police officers were not injured as a result of this man’s dangerous actions.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, and anyone who has any information about the driver or the vehicle to contact me as soon as possible.

“All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101.