London PC crushed by car during vehicle stop in Camden

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stock image from Met (Met Police)
stock image from Met (Met Police)

A London police constable was rushed to hospital with leg injuries after being hit by a car during a vehicle stop in Camden.

Chaos unfolded after officers on a routine patrol flagged down a blue BMW driving suspiciously Netherwood Street near to the junction with Lowfield Road shortly before 10.30pm on Thursday.

When the driver tried to reverse away, an approaching officer became trapped between the car and a stationary police vehicle.

Officers managed to stop the driver from fleeing by blocking the road and smashing his side window.

The 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted GBH, dangerous driving and driving without insurance.

The PC was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service with non-life-threatening injuries to his leg.

Chief Supt Raj Kohli, responsible for policing in Islington and Camden, said “thankfully” the PC had been discharged from hospital and was “resting up at home”.

“While no officer should face violence at work, I want to commend all the officers involved for their bravery as they carried out their duties.”

Detectives from Violent Crime Taskforce are investigating the attack.

A 26-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of GBH, possession of Class B drugs, knife possession and obstructing police.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of breach of a Criminal Behaviour Order and possession of a pointed/bladed article following a short foot chase with officers.

Officers are hunting a fourth man who fled the scene.

Last month, a Met Officer was injured in a hit and run in the same borough - three miles away in Dartmouth Park. The driver did not stop and the officer suffered lower body injuries after being struck on the street.

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