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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:12 pm 

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The 'mowed down' headline reminds me of that Echo piece about the Liverpool PHD who collided with a passenger who died shortly after leaving the car. 'Mowed down' made it sound deliberate, but the coroner found that the PHD wasn't at fault.

Same here :roll:

Taxi drivers warned about attacks before man mowed down by police car ... e-17211432

Delta employees were warned about attacks in Anfield


Taxi drivers working in Anfield last night were reportedly attacked before a man was run over by a police patrol car.

Emergency services rushed to Grasmere Street, at around 9.30pm, just before thousands streamed out of Liverpool FC's Anfield stadium following the Champions League victory against Belgian side Genk.

Photos showed a man lying on the pavement, near the Oakfield pub, who was said to be "screaming in pain" before he was taken to hospital.

Police confirmed a man, in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

This afternoon, the force said they were set to refer the case to the Independent Office for Police Conduct because of their brief prior involvement with the suspect.

The matter has been discussed with police's Professional Standard Unit.

The IOPC confirmed they'd had informal contact from Merseyside Police, but it was yet to be officially referred so they were unable to comment.

The ECHO understands messages were circulated on Delta's radio system about attacks on at least two cabbies, within the space of ten minutes.

The warnings were shared among drivers, as they were told to be vigilant.

The guidance suggested they were coming under attack from customers.

Many worried drivers decided to end their shifts for the night.

Image: Liverpool Echo

The second attack was close to Breck Road.

Witnesses, who saw the injured man on the ground, said: "He was grabbing his legs and screaming, but police were telling him to try not to move and they were sat on the ground talking to him.

“He was holding onto his legs so I don’t know if that’s maybe where the car hit him.”

Yesterday, a spokeswoman for Merseyside Police, said: “We are investigating following a road traffic collision in Anfield tonight, Tuesday 5th November.

“The collision, between a pedestrian and a police vehicle, occurred on Grasmere Street just after 9.30pm.

“The pedestrian, a man in his 30s, has been taken to hospital for treatment for a leg injury.

“He has also been arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

“Road closures are in place while enquiries are being carried out.”

Merseyside Police declined to comment further.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:41 am 
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Carrying an offensive weapon and robbing drivers? He deserved to get "mowed down" by the police car.

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