A North Yorkshire Police officer sustained serious injuries when he approached a suspicious vehicle in Harrogate this afternoon (Tuesday).
The incident happened at 3.20pm. Officers approached a vehicle containing three people in Bewerley Road.
A force spokesperson said: “The vehicle, a green Vauxhall Insignia, collided with the police officer, resulting in him falling over. The officer has been taken to hospital with a serious leg injury.
“The vehicle made off but was found a short time later.”
Three people, aged 24, 30 and 35, all from Leeds, have been arrested in connection with the incident. They all remain in custody at this time.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police.
Dial 101, press 1 and ask to speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12210078916.