Armed manhunt after police officer attacked in Synod Inn

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  1. Bob c

    Bob c Member

    A police officer has been attacked by two men after carrying out a "routine stop" on a car.

    The Dyfed-Powys Police officer was taken to hospital as a precaution after suffering cuts and bruises.

    The force said the PC stopped a car in Synod Inn, Ceredigion, at about 13:15 GMT and was assaulted by the two men inside.

    Both ran away on foot and a manhunt, including the armed response unit and police helicopter, is under way.

    A force spokeswoman said the men had not yet been found.

    The suspects are white - one has a stocky build and was wearing jeans and a black T-shirt. The other was wearing a blue and yellow or white boiler suit.

    Image copyrightDARREN TAYLOR
    Image captionThe police officer called for back-up after being assaulted
    Ch Supt Pete Roderick said: "We have reason to believe these two men will try to access a vehicle to leave the area, and are urging people to make sure they remove their keys and keep all vehicles - both domestic and farm equipment - locked.

    "We are appealing for anyone who sees any men acting suspiciously - perhaps trying vehicle doors, or crossing farmland - to call 999 immediately.

    "It is unacceptable that one of our colleagues was assaulted during the course of his duty and we are giving him the support he needs."

    Paramedics were called by police to the scene at 13:25 and took the officer to Glangwili Hospital in Carmarthen.

    BBC Wales reporter Aled Scourfield, who was at the scene, said officers with semi-automatic firearms and wearing protective helmets were patrolling the area.

    Darren Taylor, who lives nearby, said: "There was a big number of police vehicles and the helicopter was flying low - like they were searching for someone.

    "I'd never seen something like it before. People were quite anxious."
  2. I've seen more police this weekend in Ceredigion than in the past 10 years put together!
  3. Bob c

    Bob c Member

    they have arrested one
  4. Yeah, a car thief from Sussex. Apparently they are responsible for three vehicle thefts in the area.

    With the hunt out and about on Saturday I assumed the police presence was for saboteurs.
  5. I've just heard that they nicked a John Deere tractor to make their getaway.
  6. Ioan annwyl

    Ioan annwyl Member

    Been circling above for about 4 hour today. Not heard they have caught him yet.
  7. Bob c

    Bob c Member

    according to the BBC
    there was 2 and they got one
  8. Ioan annwyl

    Ioan annwyl Member

    Chopper was out last night for about an hour, 9'o clock ish. Synod Inn about 14 miles away. Armed police about too.
  9. stroller

    stroller Member

    Somerset UK
    A blue and yellow boiler suit sounds like a freebie new Holland one, would have stood out like a sore thumb driving a deere!
  10. Forever Fendt

    Forever Fendt Member

    They should keep him banged up until he reveals the other one indefinite if need be
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  11. MRT

    MRT Member

    We left our place for one night (first time for years) and this kicked off! And people wonder why I have cctv, high gates, a trained german shepherd etc etc - it can happen and will happen.
    hendrebc likes this.
  12. The story on the local jungle drums sounds like they led the police on a right old tour of the area!
  13. MRT

    MRT Member

    Yes, I have heard an interesting tale, starting at the end of our lane and thankfully going away from us
    GeorgieB82 and hendrebc like this.

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