Witnesses still sought in Kyneton police car ramming

Police are continuing their call for witnesses after a 4WD rammed a police vehicle in Kyneton last week, injuring two officers.

Police intercepted two men in a Toyota 4WD on the Kyneton-Trentham Road on Tuesday, February 4, about 3.40am.

As one officer spoke to the driver of the vehicle, it suddenly drove off. 

The officer returned to his sedan and as he did, he observed the Toyota perform a u-turn a short distance away and accelerate at high speed on the opposite side of the road, driving at the police car.

The Toyota impacted the police sedan, pushing it several metres off the road and into a fence before driving off toward Trentham.

Both police members, seated inside the vehicle when it was impacted, were injured.

A constable sustained fractures to the neck and multiple lacerations to the head while a leading senior constable sustained back, arm and leg injuries as well as cuts and abrasions.

The constable was released from hospital on Friday.

The vehicle, a silver 1999 Toyota Landcruiser wagon was stolen from Wells Street, Seaford on January 12.

It was towing a stolen trailer which was carrying a stolen ATV (all terrain vehicle) at the time police intercepted it.

These items were stolen from a business in Wiltshire Lane, Delacombe earlier that morning.

Macedon Ranges Crime Investigation Unit detectives are seeking public help to identify the driver and passenger of the Toyota.

Police have released images of two men they believe could assist with their inquiries.

The driver is perceived to be of Middle Eastern appearance, about 35-years-old, 183cm, solid/muscular, clean shaven with a round face.

He was wearing a dark baseball cap with red writing.

The passenger is described to be of Middle Eastern appearance, around 55-years-old, 172cm, thin with short grey curly hair.

Detectives have also released images of vehicles similar to the ones involved.

Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au

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