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Appeal for witnesses and dashcam after security guard injured in Bristol incident

We’re appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage to an incident which happened on Church Road in Bristol last night (Thursday, 5 December).

A black Audi drove over a man aged in his 20s who had fallen in the road before leaving the scene.

The incident happened at around 9.30pm.

The victim, a security guard working for the Co-Op, had been attempting to detain a suspected shoplifter at the time he fell.

He sustained significant injuries including breaks to his ribs and arm and continues to receive treatment in hospital.

The car has since been recovered and a 43-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident. She is currently in police custody.

Detective Inspector James Wasiak: “This incident could’ve been much worse and the victim is extremely lucky he escaped with the injuries he did.

“As part of our inquiry specialist crime scene investigators have examined the scene and I’d like to thank the public for their patience while we closed the road to do this.

“Officers also continue to review CCTV footage from the area and we will soon be questioning the arrested woman about the incident.”

He added: “We’re also keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident who hasn’t yet spoken to us as well as any motorists who may have dashcam of the Church Road area around the time.”

“If you can help, please call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5219281353.”

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.