Man Tasered As Police Officers And Police Dog Injured After Being Shot With Catapult

man tasered as police officers and police dog injured after being shot with catapult

Two police officers and a police dog were injured after the driver of a stolen car shot at them using a catapult whilst trying to flee them in Wiltshire yesterday.

A stolen Land Rover Discovery entered the south of the county from Dorset at around 10am, and authorisation was given to specialist roads policing officers to pursue it – with help from the National Police Air Service.

The vehicle finally came to a halt in Amesbury, and a man and woman fled the scene on foot.


The woman was arrested almost immediately, whilst the male driver ran from officers using a catapult to fire missiles at them, and a police dog who were chasing him.

Two officers were injured – one in the head and one in the chest.

Police Dog Elvis was deployed but was also hit by the catapault before helping officers to stop the man. A Taser was also used to prevent the suspect from fleeing again.

A 21-year-old woman from the Salisbury area was arrested on suspicion of stealing a vehicle and taking it without consent.

A 33-year-old man from the Salisbury area was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, attempted GBH, drug driving, failing to stop and stealing a vehicle.

Both officers and Police Dog Elvis were not seriously hurt in the incident and have returned to duty.