Pictured: terrifying moment hit-and-run driver mowed down police officer in Bolton town centre

DO YOU RECOGNISE THIS CAR? The car shortly before it was used to drive into a police officer

DO YOU RECOGNISE THIS CAR? The car shortly before it was used to drive into a police officer

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author Exclusive by , crime reporter

THIS is the terrifying moment that a police officer was mown down by a hit-and-run driver in Bolton town centre.

A police officer was trying to stop the car in Bank Street in the early hours of Saturday, September 7, when the driver reversed before ploughing into him and speeding away.

He bounced off the bonnet and roof of the car and fell to the ground, but was lucky to escape with only minor injuries.

He has since been discharged from hospital and is recovering from knee injuries.

Police said the car's registration in this image has been blurred out because the car was fitted with false plates, which they believe will have since been changed.

Anyone who recognises the vehicle can call police on 101 or 0161 8565619, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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3:48pm Thu 12 Sep 13

CarlXVIGustaf says...

Nearly as bad as the police officer that tasered a blind man without reason.
Nearly as bad as the police officer that tasered a blind man without reason. CarlXVIGustaf
  • Score: -28

4:36pm Thu 12 Sep 13

Jim271 says...

Camberwick Green has got better Policemen than Bolton.
Camberwick Green has got better Policemen than Bolton. Jim271
  • Score: -41

4:47pm Thu 12 Sep 13

Rocket_Scientist says...

Policemen on foot are no match for these hooligans who are on the increase due to the cut backs in numbers of motor vehicle police in Greater Manchester; someone will get killed if something is not done about the increase in young drivers buying souped up rubbish and speeding around Bolton and surrounding areas. How they get insurance is beyond me.
Policemen on foot are no match for these hooligans who are on the increase due to the cut backs in numbers of motor vehicle police in Greater Manchester; someone will get killed if something is not done about the increase in young drivers buying souped up rubbish and speeding around Bolton and surrounding areas. How they get insurance is beyond me. Rocket_Scientist
  • Score: 47

4:52pm Thu 12 Sep 13

chris25 says...

CarlXVIGustaf wrote:
Nearly as bad as the police officer that tasered a blind man without reason.
one day carl you may talk sense ,
[quote][p][bold]CarlXVIGustaf[/bold] wrote: Nearly as bad as the police officer that tasered a blind man without reason.[/p][/quote]one day carl you may talk sense , chris25
  • Score: 27

6:00pm Thu 12 Sep 13

boltonnut says...

So if the car reversed then drove forward to hit the officer then it was deliberate,this then makes this a case of attempted murder.I'm curious to know how much bail will be set for the driver if and when he is caught and if found guilty how many hours of community service will he have to serve before being allowed out on the streets to continue extracting the urine out of the law.
So if the car reversed then drove forward to hit the officer then it was deliberate,this then makes this a case of attempted murder.I'm curious to know how much bail will be set for the driver if and when he is caught and if found guilty how many hours of community service will he have to serve before being allowed out on the streets to continue extracting the urine out of the law. boltonnut
  • Score: 33

7:09pm Thu 12 Sep 13

JustBecause says...

chris25 wrote:
CarlXVIGustaf wrote:
Nearly as bad as the police officer that tasered a blind man without reason.
one day carl you may talk sense ,
Not a chance, he's a complete moron
[quote][p][bold]chris25[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CarlXVIGustaf[/bold] wrote: Nearly as bad as the police officer that tasered a blind man without reason.[/p][/quote]one day carl you may talk sense ,[/p][/quote]Not a chance, he's a complete moron JustBecause
  • Score: 25

7:10pm Thu 12 Sep 13

thomas ryder says...

Reason this is days coming out days later is because the evidence has to be checked its not a Muslim person just in case they get the racist card.. Bit like the Muslim grooming gang in Bolton currently being investigated and no names. Joke!
Reason this is days coming out days later is because the evidence has to be checked its not a Muslim person just in case they get the racist card.. Bit like the Muslim grooming gang in Bolton currently being investigated and no names. Joke! thomas ryder
  • Score: 13

7:11pm Thu 12 Sep 13

JustBecause says...

Wild have stopped with a 9mm pointed at him....
Wild have stopped with a 9mm pointed at him.... JustBecause
  • Score: 9

9:18pm Thu 12 Sep 13

Wolfie190 says...

If the police are asking for our help in finding this guy why dont they give us a description the copper who got run over must have got a good look at him or with Greater Manchester police when they dont give descriptions are we to presume they're their protected immigrant friends ?
If the police are asking for our help in finding this guy why dont they give us a description the copper who got run over must have got a good look at him or with Greater Manchester police when they dont give descriptions are we to presume they're their protected immigrant friends ? Wolfie190
  • Score: 22

10:06pm Thu 12 Sep 13

I, Ludicrous says...

I wonder if the Bobby involved will also get fobbed off with a FWIN. After all, what's sauce for the goose.......
I wonder if the Bobby involved will also get fobbed off with a FWIN. After all, what's sauce for the goose....... I, Ludicrous
  • Score: -2

10:35pm Thu 12 Sep 13

Andyroost says...

I guess he will hand himself in with a sob story, he got put in care as a child, his mum and dad had drink problems and his family cat has just been stolen and he was out searching the area. He will have had a gang of drug dealers chasing him. Treat him to a sharp lesson, 6 months in a real prison, 4 to a cell and pot in the corner
I guess he will hand himself in with a sob story, he got put in care as a child, his mum and dad had drink problems and his family cat has just been stolen and he was out searching the area. He will have had a gang of drug dealers chasing him. Treat him to a sharp lesson, 6 months in a real prison, 4 to a cell and pot in the corner Andyroost
  • Score: 10

10:45pm Thu 12 Sep 13

Beyond News Forum says...

JustBecause wrote:
chris25 wrote:
CarlXVIGustaf wrote:
Nearly as bad as the police officer that tasered a blind man without reason.
one day carl you may talk sense ,
Not a chance, he's a complete moron
Welcome to Broken Britain!

:p
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris25[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CarlXVIGustaf[/bold] wrote: Nearly as bad as the police officer that tasered a blind man without reason.[/p][/quote]one day carl you may talk sense ,[/p][/quote]Not a chance, he's a complete moron[/p][/quote]Welcome to Broken Britain! :p Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 9

11:42pm Thu 12 Sep 13

Comment777 says...

CarlXVIGustaf wrote:
Nearly as bad as the police officer that tasered a blind man without reason.
Would I stop for a drunken man in Bolton Town Centre...No

Would I stop for a woman apparently in distress in Bolton Town Centre...not likely

Would I stop for a police officer in Bolton Town centre...definitely not

All because I would be fearful, in each situation, for my safety...especially in the third example
[quote][p][bold]CarlXVIGustaf[/bold] wrote: Nearly as bad as the police officer that tasered a blind man without reason.[/p][/quote]Would I stop for a drunken man in Bolton Town Centre...No Would I stop for a woman apparently in distress in Bolton Town Centre...not likely Would I stop for a police officer in Bolton Town centre...definitely not All because I would be fearful, in each situation, for my safety...especially in the third example Comment777
  • Score: -12

11:44pm Thu 12 Sep 13

Comment777 says...

Jim271 wrote:
Camberwick Green has got better Policemen than Bolton.
so has Trumpton...but the firemen are a waste of space....
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Camberwick Green has got better Policemen than Bolton.[/p][/quote]so has Trumpton...but the firemen are a waste of space.... Comment777
  • Score: 5

11:47pm Thu 12 Sep 13

Comment777 says...

JustBecause wrote:
Wild have stopped with a 9mm pointed at him....
Yes the driver probably would have stopped and then been shot...do you honestly want failed A level students running around in a power crazed frenzy shooting innocent people...
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Wild have stopped with a 9mm pointed at him....[/p][/quote]Yes the driver probably would have stopped and then been shot...do you honestly want failed A level students running around in a power crazed frenzy shooting innocent people... Comment777
  • Score: 5

11:49pm Thu 12 Sep 13

Comment777 says...

Wolfie190 wrote:
If the police are asking for our help in finding this guy why dont they give us a description the copper who got run over must have got a good look at him or with Greater Manchester police when they dont give descriptions are we to presume they're their protected immigrant friends ?
Asian, approx 20 years old, answers to Patel...
[quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: If the police are asking for our help in finding this guy why dont they give us a description the copper who got run over must have got a good look at him or with Greater Manchester police when they dont give descriptions are we to presume they're their protected immigrant friends ?[/p][/quote]Asian, approx 20 years old, answers to Patel... Comment777
  • Score: 14

11:53pm Thu 12 Sep 13

Comment777 says...

Andyroost wrote:
I guess he will hand himself in with a sob story, he got put in care as a child, his mum and dad had drink problems and his family cat has just been stolen and he was out searching the area. He will have had a gang of drug dealers chasing him. Treat him to a sharp lesson, 6 months in a real prison, 4 to a cell and pot in the corner
I can almost guarantee the car's occupants parents do not have a drink problem unless you consider not being allowed to drink alcohol a problem...
[quote][p][bold]Andyroost[/bold] wrote: I guess he will hand himself in with a sob story, he got put in care as a child, his mum and dad had drink problems and his family cat has just been stolen and he was out searching the area. He will have had a gang of drug dealers chasing him. Treat him to a sharp lesson, 6 months in a real prison, 4 to a cell and pot in the corner[/p][/quote]I can almost guarantee the car's occupants parents do not have a drink problem unless you consider not being allowed to drink alcohol a problem... Comment777
  • Score: 10

11:57pm Thu 12 Sep 13

mr.mark.c says...

Pretty sure the FB user Gaz Boote had this car for sale.
Pretty sure the FB user Gaz Boote had this car for sale. mr.mark.c
  • Score: -1

11:58pm Thu 12 Sep 13

Citizen Cane says...

Everyone has missed the point about the false plates and the basic assumption with speed cameras that there are no false plates or unregistered cars. So guess who the cowardly camera cops are farming fines from? Yep, the otherwise honest motorist and not the trash driving a motor such as this one.

At least the copper was trying to stop them.
Everyone has missed the point about the false plates and the basic assumption with speed cameras that there are no false plates or unregistered cars. So guess who the cowardly camera cops are farming fines from? Yep, the otherwise honest motorist and not the trash driving a motor such as this one. At least the copper was trying to stop them. Citizen Cane
  • Score: 3

1:54am Fri 13 Sep 13

mr.mark.c says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
Pretty sure the FB user Gaz Boote had this car for sale.
Oh and David Hamilton comes to mind.
A lil birdy says so ;)
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: Pretty sure the FB user Gaz Boote had this car for sale.[/p][/quote]Oh and David Hamilton comes to mind. A lil birdy says so ;) mr.mark.c
  • Score: 0

12:14pm Fri 13 Sep 13

RealisticMoi says...

Anyone else think the person in the passenger seat looks like a monkey?!
Hope the police officer is ok and they get caught
Anyone else think the person in the passenger seat looks like a monkey?! Hope the police officer is ok and they get caught RealisticMoi
  • Score: 3

12:15pm Fri 13 Sep 13

RealisticMoi says...

Anyone else think the passenger looks like a monkey at first glance?
Hope the officer makes a speedy recovery
Anyone else think the passenger looks like a monkey at first glance? Hope the officer makes a speedy recovery RealisticMoi
  • Score: 2

12:51pm Sat 14 Sep 13

GreatLever says...

It would be useful to know the ethnicity of the police office. If he is non Asian this should be treated as a hate crime.
It would be useful to know the ethnicity of the police office. If he is non Asian this should be treated as a hate crime. GreatLever
  • Score: 0

1:24pm Sat 14 Sep 13

mr.mark.c says...

GreatLever wrote:
It would be useful to know the ethnicity of the police office. If he is non Asian this should be treated as a hate crime.
How does that work?
Police hate ?
[quote][p][bold]GreatLever[/bold] wrote: It would be useful to know the ethnicity of the police office. If he is non Asian this should be treated as a hate crime.[/p][/quote]How does that work? Police hate ? mr.mark.c
  • Score: 0

2:53pm Sat 14 Sep 13

JustBecause says...

Comment777, leave the grow up talks to the grow up, you sound like a total retard, and troll.
Comment777, leave the grow up talks to the grow up, you sound like a total retard, and troll. JustBecause
  • Score: -1

2:19am Sun 15 Sep 13

Donkey Stone says...

Was this police officer "knocked down", "mown down" or "mowed down" as the BN has given us three versions of the same event.
Was this police officer "knocked down", "mown down" or "mowed down" as the BN has given us three versions of the same event. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 3

2:21am Sun 15 Sep 13

Donkey Stone says...

JustBecause wrote:
Comment777, leave the grow up talks to the grow up, you sound like a total retard, and troll.
Or even grown up, and grown ups.
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Comment777, leave the grow up talks to the grow up, you sound like a total retard, and troll.[/p][/quote]Or even grown up, and grown ups. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 1

5:10pm Sun 15 Sep 13

JustBecause says...

Donkey Stone wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
Comment777, leave the grow up talks to the grow up, you sound like a total retard, and troll.
Or even grown up, and grown ups.
Yes what he said........... Bloody technology.
[quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Comment777, leave the grow up talks to the grow up, you sound like a total retard, and troll.[/p][/quote]Or even grown up, and grown ups.[/p][/quote]Yes what he said........... Bloody technology. JustBecause
  • Score: 1

8:02am Mon 16 Sep 13

Donkey Stone says...

JustBecause wrote:
Donkey Stone wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
Comment777, leave the grow up talks to the grow up, you sound like a total retard, and troll.
Or even grown up, and grown ups.
Yes what he said........... Bloody technology.
I'm with you on that one.
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Comment777, leave the grow up talks to the grow up, you sound like a total retard, and troll.[/p][/quote]Or even grown up, and grown ups.[/p][/quote]Yes what he said........... Bloody technology.[/p][/quote]I'm with you on that one. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 1

1:34pm Mon 16 Sep 13

Darrennz says...

Sole cop, foot patrol in the wee small hours, recipe for trouble. Bet it was a rookie.
Sole cop, foot patrol in the wee small hours, recipe for trouble. Bet it was a rookie. Darrennz
  • Score: 0

9:06am Wed 18 Sep 13

Jim271 says...

Yet police are allowed to shoot dead unarmed suspects!!!!!
Yet police are allowed to shoot dead unarmed suspects!!!!! Jim271
  • Score: -2

12:26am Thu 19 Sep 13

Lawlesschat says...

Comment777 wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
Wild have stopped with a 9mm pointed at him....
Yes the driver probably would have stopped and then been shot...do you honestly want failed A level students running around in a power crazed frenzy shooting innocent people...
Given half the chance to take you out ... I'd opt in for sure!

Is it that whilst giving birth to you, your mother ran out of oxygen and it impacted on you for life, thus reflective of your crazy posts!

Or was it a probable case of being inbred? i.e. You mothers your sister and your father's your maternal grandfather too?

How many fingers you have? ha!!'
[quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Wild have stopped with a 9mm pointed at him....[/p][/quote]Yes the driver probably would have stopped and then been shot...do you honestly want failed A level students running around in a power crazed frenzy shooting innocent people...[/p][/quote]Given half the chance to take you out ... I'd opt in for sure! Is it that whilst giving birth to you, your mother ran out of oxygen and it impacted on you for life, thus reflective of your crazy posts! Or was it a probable case of being inbred? i.e. You mothers your sister and your father's your maternal grandfather too? How many fingers you have? ha!!' Lawlesschat
  • Score: 0

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