Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police hit-and-run

30 October 2019, 20:24

A Metropolitan Police firearms officer was run down during a vehicle stop on Monday
A Metropolitan Police firearms officer was run down during a vehicle stop on Monday. Picture: PA
Maddie Goodfellow

By Maddie Goodfellow

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police firearms officer was allegedly mown down by a car.

The vehicle was stopped by police in Tottenham on Monday evening, but then drove off at speed suddenly, hitting an officer.

He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and has since been discharged.

The man was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

Four further males, two ages 17, one aged 18 and one aged 19, have also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A woman, aged 23, has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

Police had stopped the vehicle in Tottenham, North London
Police had stopped the vehicle in Tottenham, North London. Picture: PA

Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley said: "This was an extremely serious incident whereby the safety of the public, as well as the life of the police officer, was endangered.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen this disturbing event."

Anyone who was in the White Hart Lane area on October 29 at around 11.35am who may have witnessed anything is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CAD 2612/29OCT19 or call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

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