Police officer hit by stolen Audi after high-speed chase involving helicopter

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A police officer was hit by a stolen Berkhamsted car during a high-speed chase involving a helicopter yesterday afternoon.

The gray Audi was taken from Upper Hall Park at about 12.45pm, but had been fitted with a tracking device.

Police cars and a helicopter tracked it to Chorleywood, where it hit the officer as well as another vehicle, injuring its driver.

Herts Constabulary spokesman Giles Cooper said: “Police were called to Upper Hall Park in Berkhamsted at 12.45pm following reports that a car had been stolen.

“The vehicle had been fitted with a tracking device which enabled officers to locate the vehicle, which was being driven in the Chorleywood area.

“The vehicle was stopped in Heronsgate Road and a man was arrested. A search of the area was conducted and a second man was arrested a while later.

“During the incident an officer was struck by the vehicle and received injuries. Another vehicle was also struck by the car and the occupant received minor injuries.”