Police officers were almost mowed down by a vehicle that fled towards Aylesbury on the A41.

Officers attempted to stop a stolen dark blue VW Golf R and a silver-coloured Seat Altera that were driving in convey in Bicester.

The VW had its hazards on and was being pushed from behind by the Seat in Graven Hill Road at around 4.30pm on January 7.

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When police stopped the cars two people made off from the VW with one jumping into the Seat, which had the registration DY05ORJ, and the other on foot towards the Graven Hill estate.

The Seat was then driven at two police officers, who fortunately managed to jump out of the way.

After this, the vehicle was driven through multiple red lights along the A41 towards Aylesbury.

Thames Valley Police is investigating a number of offences in connection with the incident, including assault of a police constable, dangerous driving and theft of a motor vehicle.

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No arrests have been made at this stage but the VW Golf R has now been recovered by the force.

Investigating officer, PC Rachael McCreadie of the Incident and Crime Response team, said: “This was a serious incident and it was lucky that the two police officers who were deliberately driven at were not serious injured or killed.

“I am appealing to any residents, motorists or pedestrians to check their mobile phones, dash cams and home CCTV to see if they have footage of the vehicles, suspicious persons in the area or the incident and to contact the force as soon as possible.

“The easiest way to contact the force is by calling 101 or visiting our website, quoting investigation reference number 43220009070.”

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