Commissioner praises bravery of officer whose car was rammed as she investigated burglary reports (11 March 2014)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has praised the bravery of a female officer injured after her police vehicle was rammed as she investigated reports of two burglaries at shops in Leeds.

The incident happened on Saturday and the appeal for witnesses to the incident which left the female officer with whiplash and bruising has had numerous views so far on Facebook.

Mr Burns Williamson praised the officer, who returned to work after the incident, and her colleagues.

"This incident yet again demonstrates the bravery demonstrated by officers and staff every single day to ensure the safety of the public. I want to pay tribute to their dedication and commitment in keeping our communities safe.

"Fortunately this officer was not seriously injured, but this incident shows how officers put themselves in the path of danger in order to protect the public they serve.

"The swift actions of officers meant that an arrest was made quickly and I want to reassure people that fortunately these types of incidents are quite rare."

Anyone with information about the incidents, at the Co-op supermarket on Langbar Road in Swarcliffe, Leeds, or Skelton Woods Post Office on Whitelaithe Approach, should call 101.

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