Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire police officer suspended from driving duties following crash

Crash between police car and other vehicle Image copyright Matthew Thomas
Image caption The male driver of the Landover and two officers in the police car, suffered minor injuries, police said

A police officer has been suspended from driving duties following a crash involving a patrol car.

The car was responding to an emergency call when it collided with a Land Rover, Gloucestershire Police said.

The crash happened at 16:30 BST on Thursday on The Folly in Parkend, Lydney.

A police spokeswoman said the male driver of the Land Rover, and two officers in the police car, suffered minor injuries.

She said: "The driver of the police car has been suspended from driving a police vehicle whilst inquiries into the circumstances of the collision are carried out."

The road was closed while the vehicles were recovered.

Correction: This story has been amended following clarification from Gloucestershire Police that a pregnant woman was not involved in the collision

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