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Officer allegedly dragged behind car
Officer allegedly dragged behind car

An officer was allegedly dragged behind a vehicle during a police operation in Beckenham yesterday.

Police have charged a 25 year old Beckenham man over the incident.

A police spokeswoman said officers were carrying out an operation targeting stealing offences and anti-social behaviour around business premises around 3.20pm in the area.

"Two officers attempted to stop two women as they left a liquor store on Albany Highway to question them over a stealing offence," the spokeswoman said.

"The two women entered a vehicle being driven by the 25 year old man.

"Police identified themselves a number of times, with the driver refusing to turn the engine of the vehicle off and talk to police."

Police allege an officer tried to take the keys from the car before the driver accelerated away.

"The officer was dragged around 5m before being able to let go," the spokeswoman said.

Police allege the vehicle drove through the carpark, before returning and driving towards the officer.

The driver was apprehended when the vehicle stopped.

He has been charged with Acts or Omissions that are Likely to Do, Endanger Life, Health or Safety and will appear in court at a later date.

The officer received minor lacerations during the incident.

The West Australian

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