Man appears in court accused of injuring police officer and couple in Exeter Sainsbury’s car park

A 30-year-old man has appeared in court accused of injuring a police officer and two shoppers in the car park of an Exeter supermarket.
Damien Price is charged with wounding with intent against Police Sergeant Alex Howden at Sainsbury’s, in Pinhoe, on Thursday, March 12.
It is alleged Price drove at and struck the officer with his car at the Hill Barton Road store.
Price, of Russet Avenue, Exeter,  is also accused of attempted grievous bodily harm against Susan McDermott and actual bodily harm against her husband Richard.
He is also charged with assaulting Police Constable Nicholas Weston by biting him and a fifth count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
Price appeared before magistrates sitting in Exeter today (Saturday, March 14).
The court heard Sgt Howden suffered a fractured tibia as well as cuts and bruises.
The extent of the McDermotts’ injuries were not revealed.
All three people injured in the incident were discharged after hospital treatment.
Price was remanded in custody and will appear before Exeter Crown Court next month.

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