Charge as lorry rams police car in Cookley

A man has been charged with dangerous driving after two police officers were injured when their patrol car was rammed by a lorry.

Police and the helicopter unit then pursued the vehicle across parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands on Thursday night.

The injured officers had initially pulled over the flatbed lorry in Cookley, Worcestershire.

The vehicle was later found abandoned in Lower Gornal.

Both officers involved in the incident suffered severe whiplash injuries, West Midlands Police said.

A 26-year-old man, from Kingswinford in the Black Country, was due to appear before Wolverhampton magistrates on Saturday.

He is accused of dangerous driving, driving without insurance, driving while disqualified, causing damage with intent to endanger life and nine counts of criminal damage.

Two other men who were arrested, aged 27 and 35, were released on police bail.

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