A teenage girl has been arrested after a police officer was hit by a car as she tried to speak to a driver.

Sergeant Sue Honeywell was on foot patrol in Bodmin town centre at around 10pm on Saturday when she became aware of a car being driven "in an anti-social manner, revving the engine loudly and screeching tyres."

Inspector Regie Butler-Card, police inspector for Bodmin and Wadebridge, said: "She stopped the vehicle in Fore Street and started to speak to the driver, who then drove away. It appears [she] was extremely lucky to have only been struck a glancing blow by the car.

"Officers later located the vehicle which was seized for examination, however the driver initially could not be found."

However, on Sunday officers arrested a 19-year-old female from Bodmin on suspicion of attempted GBH and dangerous driving.

A force spokesperson said the teenager had been interviewed and released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Insp Butler-Card added: "PS Honeywell was badly shaken by the incident and has suffered an injury to her knee.

"A number of witnesses were present and assisted the officer at the time of the incident. We would like to thank these people for their help.

"If anyone else witnessed this incident and they have not given their details to us please could they contact us, call 10 quoting crime CR/87788/20."