Police officer injured in hit and run after suspect rams patrol car

6 November 2019, 23:25 | Updated: 7 November 2019, 00:10

A police officer has been injured after her car was rammed
A police officer has been injured after her car was rammed. Picture: David Nathan

By Kate Buck

A police officer has suffered leg and neck injuries after her vehicle was rammed as she tried to stop a car in north-west London.

The officer was injured when a man suspected of driving while disqualified reversed his Alfa Romeo into her police vehicle on Windermere Avenue in Brent, shortly after 4.10pm on Wednesday, Scotland Yard said.

The suspect's car initially stopped, but then reversed along the pavement and hit the officer's vehicle as she was getting out of it, police said.

Paramedics treated the officer at the scene, before taking her to hospital.

Her condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver fled the scene in the vehicle and inquiries are under way find the Alfa Romeo and its driver, police said.

The officer was getting out of the vehicle when the suspect rammed their car into it.
The officer was getting out of the vehicle when the suspect rammed their car into it. Picture: David Nathan
Her injuries are not thought to be life threatening
Her injuries are not thought to be life threatening. Picture: David Nathan
Police are now appealing for information
Police are now appealing for information. Picture: David Nathan

No arrests have been made.

Met Police Federation chairman Ken Marsh said: "Once again this highlights the dangers police officers face. We wish our colleague a swift recovery."

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD 5316/06NOV, or tweet @MetCC.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

Comments

Loading...

Happening Now