Police car attacked after Wirral supermarket ram-raid

Co-op store Image copyright Google
Image caption The Co-Operative supermarket on Manor Drive, Upton, was targeted at about 02:30 BST

A police car has been attacked after a ram-raid on a Wirral supermarket.

Officers were called to the Co-Op on Manor Drive in Upton after reports of a Land Rover being driven into the store's shutters.

Merseyside Police said the 4x4, spotted close to the scene, then rammed a police car before a group of men got out and attacked it with batons.

The group escaped with money taken from a supermarket cash machine. No officers were injured during the incident.

The Land Rover was later found in nearby Church Road.

Det Insp Paul Parry said: "This was an audacious attack on a business that provides a valuable service to the local community, compounded by an attack on the officers that attended to deal with the incident."

Officers believe a dark coloured Audi was also used in the robbery.

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