Pedestrian hurt after being hit by police car in Portsmouth

ACCIDENT Police tape at the scene where a pedestrian was knocked down by a police car at the Eastern Road junction with Hayling Avenue.  Picture: Ian Hargreaves
ACCIDENT Police tape at the scene where a pedestrian was knocked down by a police car at the Eastern Road junction with Hayling Avenue. Picture: Ian Hargreaves
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A woman has been left with serious injuries after being knocked down by a police car in Portsmouth.

The incident happened on the Eastern Road, near to the junction of Hayling Avenue, just before 10pm last night.

The 32-year-old woman was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, to be treated for serious, but not life threatening injuries.

Hampshire Constabulary say the police car was responding to a break-in, when the person was struck.

Both the driver and passenger of the car were uninjured, but left badly shaken by the incident.

The Roads Policing Unit in Fratton cordoned off the area last night, and is investigating what happened. The road was reopened at 2.15am.

At this moment the incident is not being referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fratton RPU on 101.