The court in Sieradz (Łódź Voivodeship) arrested a 40-year-old man suspected of attempting to murder a policeman for three months. According to the prosecutor’s office, the man intentionally hit a younger trainee, Krzysztof Sobieraj, who suffered serious injuries. The driver will also be charged with attacking two other policemen who came to stop him and for damaging the police car with an axe.
The incident took place on January 6 in Poddębice. The police wanted to stop the Skoda driver for inspection. The man did not stop and hit one of the officers. The younger aspirant Krzysztof Sobieraj was taken to hospital in a serious condition, where he is still fighting for his life. The 40-year-old was detained a few hours later near Pabianice. A day later, in the prosecutor’s office in Sieradz, he was charged with attempted murder of a policeman and active assault on two other officers. By court decision, he was arrested for three months.
A policeman was intentionally rammed by a 40-year-old man
– While trying to stop a passenger car for inspection, an officer of the District Police Headquarters in Poddębice was intentionally rammed by the driver of the vehicle, who drove away without stopping – said Jolanta Szkilnik, spokeswoman for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Sieradz. – Junior midshipman Krzysztof Sobieraj suffered serious injuries as a result of being hit by the front of a car. He remains under specialist medical care, adds Szkilnik.
With an ax against the police
According to prosecutor Szkilnik, just before his arrest, the 40-year-old tried to attack two other officers with an axe. – Michał P. committed an active attack on police officers trying to identify him and damaged a police car with an ax – describes the spokeswoman of the prosecutor’s office in Sieradz. The suspect confessed to the charges. He did not explain the reasons for his behavior.
Blood collection for a policeman
The policeman who was hit is still in hospital. His condition is serious. Police units appeal for blood donations for the officer. “We would like to remind you that everyone who would like to help is asked to donate blood at the nearest blood donation station. When donating blood, please include the note ‘For Krzysztof Sobieraj. M. Copernicus Hospital in Łódź’,” the Łódź police appealed in a statement.
Main photo source: Police in Poddębice