Man charged over police incident

Police are appealing for witnesses after two officers were taken to hospital when a stolen car rammed their marked vehicle.

A 45-year-old Port Talbot man has been remanded in custody to appear for a further hearing at Swansea Crown Court on November 8.

He has been charged with driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving while disqualified, assault causing grievous bodily harm, using a vehicle without insurance and two burglaries.

One of the officers, from South Wales Police, suffered serious back injuries after the stolen yellow Skoda Octavia was allegedly driven on purpose into their BMW police car at Neath Abbey on October 25. The Skoda was reported stolen from Ferry Boat Close in Llansamlet at 9.40am on October 23.

The officers were rescued by firefighters and taken to Morriston Hospital, Swansea. The incident happened at 11.25pm near St Matthew's Church, police said.

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