Coventry & Warwickshire

Charge over Coventry police car brick attack

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Image caption The brick, described as a coping stone, hit the police car on Sunday, West Midlands Police said

A man has been charged after a large brick smashed through a police car's windscreen from a bridge in Coventry.

Two officers were treated in hospital for facial injuries after the incident on the city's ring road on Sunday while they were responding to a 999 call.

Jason Gamble, 44, of Harnall Lane West in Foleshill, is charged with criminal damage with intent to endanger life.

Mr Gamble has been remanded in custody and is due before Coventry Magistrates' on 28 May.

A second man, aged 19, is being questioned by West Midlands Police in connection with the attack.

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