Police have released a picture of a man they would like to speak to after a quadbike was allegedly driven into an officer, leaving him with a broken leg.

Durham Police, who would like to speak to Glen Burdess, say they are treating the incident in Mendip Close, Peterlee, as attempted murder.

The officer was taken to hospital with a fracture to his calf, following the incident.

The Northern Echo:

Police say 27-year-old Glen has links to the Peterlee area.

A Durham Police spokesperson said: “We would like to speak to him in connection with an incident in which a quadbike was driven at a police officer, leaving them with a broken leg.

“The incident, which happened shortly after 11pm last Wednesday (September 13) on Mendip Close, in Peterlee, is being treated as attempted murder.

“The officer, who is based at Peterlee response, sustained a fracture to his calf and was taken to hospital for treatment.

“An investigation into the incident has been launched and officers would like to speak to Glen in connection with it.”

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The spokesperson added: “He is 27 and has links to Peterlee.

“If you have seen him or know where he is, please call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting crime reference number CRI00500494.”

Alternatively, information can be submitted anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.