Four bailed in cop hit-and-run investigation

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FOUR people arrested over a hit-and-run incident, which left off-duty Mansfield police officer Diederik Coetzee seriously injured, have been released on bail.

Three men, aged 32, 25 and 29, and a 36-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failure to stop at the scene of a collision, and failure to report a crime.

All four have been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

Officers are continuing to examine a Volkswagen Corrado, believed to have been involved in the collision, which has been seized.

Mansfield South beat officer Pc Coetzee remains in a critical but stable condition at King’s Mill Hospital following the incident on Blidworth Lane at around 6pm last Friday.

The 54-year-old was cycling towards Blidworth when a vehicle struck him from behind. The motorist failed to stop following the crash.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 ext. 800 2225 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.