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Police officer suffers neck injuries after suspect rams her car

The officer had attempted to stop a man suspected of driving while disqualified in Brent.

The police officer suffered leg and neck injuries (Nick Ansell/PA)
The police officer suffered leg and neck injuries (Nick Ansell/PA)

By Luke Powell, PA

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.

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.

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