POLICE have made two arrests in connection with an alleged burglary in Roche and a subsequent incident of alleged grievous bodily harm at a filling station in St Austell.

A 33-year-old man and a 48-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Both men have been released on police bail until September while investigations continue into the events of Thursday night.

Police say the two men have been eliminated from their enquiries linked to an alleged aggravated burglary at the Texaco petrol station on Southbourne Road in St Austell the same night.

Police received a report of a burglary at a property in the Roche area late on Thursday.

Soon afterwards, a vehicle wanted in connection with the alleged burglary in the Roche area was spotted by a police officer at the Applegreen Service Station on Penwinnick Road in St Austell.

The officer had approached the suspect car, a red VW Golf, and was then allegedly hit as it left the scene. Police said the officer received serious injuries to his arm.

Following a public appeal, a vehicle that officers were seeking was located in the St Austell area on Saturday.

Anyone who witnessed the Penwinnick Road incident or has information which may assist the police is asked to call 101 quoting log 936 6/6/24.

Shortly before the Roche and Penwinnick Road incidents, the police were called to the Texaco petrol station on Southbourne Road in St Austell where an aggravated burglary had been reported.

The police are now appealing for information to help locate a car which is believed to be linked to the Texaco incident.

A spokesperson said: “Officers were called at 11pm on Thursday, June 6, to reports that two men had forced entry to the premises and taken a small quantity of cash.

“Following initial enquiries, we are now trying to locate a black VW Golf with the registration AV07 UFA which is believed to be linked to the incident. It was last seen in the St Austell area on Friday, June 7.

“Following further information that has been reported, detectives no longer believe that this incident is linked to a separate incident in which a police officer was injured by a car at the Applegreen petrol station on Penwinnick Road at 11.40pm.

“Two men, aged 33 and 48, were previously arrested in connection to both incidents. The men have now been eliminated from enquiries linked to the Texaco investigation.

“If you see the car or know of its current location, please call police immediately.

“Anyone who has seen the car or has any information which may help is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting log 920 6/6/24.”