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Officer suffers life-changing injuries after being hit by car

Phil Hedge-Holmes is in a serious condition after the incident in the east end of Glasgow.

Police: Officers have closed the road.
Police: Officers have closed the road.

A police officer has suffered life-changing injuries after being struck by a car on a callout in Glasgow.

Phil Hedge-Holmes, an officer with almost five years of service, sustained serious leg injuries following the incident on London Road in the east end of the city.

The 45-year-old was responding to reports of a broken down vehicle when he was hit by a Vauxhall Corsa at 10.50am on Friday.

Cordon: A man has been arrested.
Cordon: A man has been arrested.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Police closed the road between Carmyle Avenue and Westhorn Drive while investigations are being carried out.

Superintendent Sandy Blair said: "My thoughts are very much with Phil, his wife Kelly and his family. What they are going through today is unimaginable.

"This illustrates, in the most tragic of ways, the dangers our officers face on a daily basis.

"Phil and his family are being cared for by specially trained officers and any support required is being made available for them and Phil's colleagues.

"The Police Scotland officers who dealt with the incident acted with the utmost professionalism and my thoughts are with them too this evening. I am also grateful to members of the public who assisted our officers at the scene."

Sergeant Michael McCusker added: "We need anyone who was in the area at the time and who has information which will assist our inquiry to get in touch.

"Anyone who may have captured the collision on their vehicles' dashcam is also urged to come forward."

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