Female police officer hurt chasing stolen car suspect in Brighouse this morning

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A female police officer was taken to hospital after falling while chasing a suspected car thief in Brighouse this morning.

Officers became suspicious of a black VW Jetta travelling on Elland Road in Brighouse at 3.30am and started to follow it before it crashed into a lamp post near the roundabout at Brighouse and Denholmegate Road.

The female police officer got out to chase a suspect who fled the car but slipped and fell.

She was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with minor injuries.

A passenger from the VW was also taken to the hospital with suspected back injuries.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a vehicle.

Inquiries are ongoing to trace the man who fled the car.

Anyone who can help should call police on 101.