A DRIVER dragged a police officer 70 yards down a street before turning around and driving at him again.

West Mercia Police say the officer was injured in the incident in Wythall last night (Tuesday January 28).

Police are now hunting for the driver and another man in the car.

Officers had been called to Three Oaks Road just after 7pm, by a member of the public reporting that two men were acting suspiciously.

The officer went to speak to one of the men, who was in the driver’s seat of a light coloured car.

As the officer lent in to the car it reversed and he was dragged with it for around 70 yards (64 metres) before he fell to the floor.

The vehicle then turned round, picked up another man, before driving at the officer who was able to jump out of the way.

The car then drove away from the area.

The attack has already received a response from senior officers in the force.

Chief Inspector for north Worcestershire Ed Hancox said: "One of my officers was injured last night in Wythall after approaching two males in a vehicle. This is unacceptable.

"We're doing all we can to support the officer and trace the suspects. Any information please call 101. Please RT."

While Inspector Lee Page tweeted: "Sick to my stomach when informed of this last night. Relieved no serious injuries inflicted and grateful to witnesses who stepped in to help the officer.

"The police are the public and the public are the police SO please help us find the cowards responsible! #Wythall

West Mercia Police are asking people who witnessed the incident to call 101, quoting the incident number 612s of 28 January.