Pc injured on icy Bradford road

A police officer helping people through the freezing snow in West Yorkshire has been knocked down by vehicle whose driver then drove off from the scene.

The injured officer was hit by a 4X4-type vehicle on Barkerend Road in Bradford on Wednesday.

Two police support officers initially went to speak to the driver of the vehicle which was on a pedestrianised area, but the car drove off.

The officer was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary and kept in overnight.

Meanwhile, more than 600 schools in West Yorkshire were closed and traffic problems continued on Thursday as the county continued to be affected by snow and ice.

Some flights were cancelled at Leeds Bradford Airport and Northern Rail said some of its train services had been cancelled.

Metro, West Yorkshire's public transport authority, said a number of services were disrupted.

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