More arrests in Nottinghamshire policeman crash inquiry

PC Diederik Coetzee
Image caption A motorist failed to stop after a collision with PC Diederik Coetzee

Three more people have been arrested over a crash which left a Nottinghamshire police officer in a critical condition.

PC Diederik Coetzee, 54, who was off duty, was hurt in a crash with a car at 18:00 GMT on Friday while cycling in Blidworth Lane, near Blidworth.

Two men, aged 25 and 29, and a 36-year-old woman have been arrested. A 32-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday.

PC Coetzee remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

All four people have been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failure to stop at the scene of a collision, and failure to report a crime.

A Volkswagen Corrado, which was believed to have been involved in the collision, has been seized by police and is undergoing forensic examination.

Police said they had been examining CCTV footage, visiting mechanics and scrap metal dealers and speaking with local residents as part of their investigations.

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