Police officer concussed after chase

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times

A Bunbury police officer was left with mild concussion after a motorcyclist allegedly led police on a chase through Withers on Tuesday.

Police tried to stop a man riding an alleged stolen motorcycle with no registration plates on Washington Avenue about 2pm before he allegedly ignored a direction to stop.

The man allegedly tried to ride through a pedestrian area but lost control in sand.

He then allegedly tried to run from police but was tackled by an officer through a metal fence, causing the officer to hit his head and lose consciousness momentarily.

The man was eventually arrested by police.

A 31-year-old Carey Park man has been charged with a string of offences and will appear in court at a later date.

South West traffic police officer-in-charge Sgt Craig Clarke said the officer had a mild concussion but was due back at work today.

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