The number of people now arrested after a police officer was hospitalised when a car was 'deliberately driven at them' has now reached five. 

After previously confirming three arrests during the incident that took place on June 1, Wiltshire Police confirmed on Saturday morning (June 8) that two more people had been detained. 

A 44-year-old woman from Devizes was last night arrested on suspicion of conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. 

A 36-year-old woman from Trowbridge was also arrested last night on suspicion of conspiring to pervert the course and justice.

Both women have been released on bail.

On Saturday, June 1, an officer approached the occupants of a white Dacia Jogger Expression parked in a field in Conscience Lane, near Devizes.

The vehicle collided with the officer, causing injuries that required hospital treatment.

The officer has since been discharged and will now continue his recovery at home.

Three other people have already been arrested in relation to this incident.

A 20-year-old man from Trowbridge was arrested on suspicion of assault, attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent, and driving without a licence. He remains in custody.

A 22-year-old woman from Bristol has also been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and has been released on bail.

A man in his 30s, from Twerton, had earlier been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, in connection to the incident, but has since been released without charge.

After issuing a public appeal for its whereabouts, the vehicle believed to be used in this assault has been located and seized by police.

Detective Inspector Steve Edwards said: “This was a serious incident in which a police officer was injured during the course of his duties.

"Our investigation is continuing at pace, resulting in two further arrests. I would like to thank the public for their invaluable support in relation to our appeals for information.”

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information.

Anyone who may know anything about what happened is encouraged to call 101 and quote log number 383 of June 1.