Two police officers have been injured after a police vehicle was rammed at Lake Macquarie yesterday.
About 5.00pm (Thursday 12 November 2020), plain clothes officers from Lake Macquarie Police District driving an unmarked police vehicle attempted to stop a Nissan Patrol 4WD on Lake Street, Windale.
Once both vehicles stopped, the driver of the Nissan Patrol allegedly reversed and crashed into the front end of the police vehicle before driving away.
Officers followed the Nissan into nearby Belar Avenue, where the Nissan stopped in the middle of the roadway and again allegedly reversed into the front of the police vehicle, causing an extensive amount of damage, thus disabling the police vehicle. The Nissan Patrol then drove off.
Both officers received minor injuries and were treated at the scene by Ambulance paramedics before being transported to John Hunter Hospital for treatment. They have both since been released from hospital.
Detectives from the Lake Macquarie Police District commenced an investigation and later located a white Nissan Patrol at Belmont North. The vehicle has been seized for forensic examination.
Police later conducted a search warrant on a unit in Belmont North and seized a number of items which will be subject of further investigation.
Inquiries are continuing.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Lake Macquarie Police or Crime Stoppers:
1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.