Merseyside Police car flips on 999 call in Toxteth

Police car on its side Image copyright @georgiepiehead
Image caption The Hyundai police car ended up resting against a lamp-post on Park Road, Toxteth

A police car flipped on its side as it went to the scene of an attempted robbery last night in Liverpool.

Police said an officer was responding to an emergency call at 19:00 BST when the car collided with a Ford Fiesta and hit a lamp-post on Park Road, Toxteth.

The police officer was taken to hospital with a back injury. The occupants of the Fiesta were assessed by paramedics at the scene.

An investigation into the circumstances of the collision is under way.

Two 14-year-old boys from Aigburth have been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery in relation to the original 999 call.

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