MPS officer injured during vehicle stop

An officer from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has been injured after being hit by a car during a vehicle stop in Camden, North London.

May 7, 2021
By Tony Thompson

The incident occurred at around 10.25pm on Thursday, May 6, as officers conducting a routine patrol became aware of a blue coloured BMW driving suspiciously as it travelled onto Netherwood Street near to the junction with Lowfield Road, NW6 and signalled for it to stop.

Officers parked their vehicles to prevent the car driving off. The car then attempted to reverse away from officers. As it did so, a police officer who left his vehicle to approach the driver has become trapped between the car and a stationary police vehicle. Other officers prevented the car driving off by smashing the driver’s side window.

The driver of the car, a 24 year-old man, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted GBH, dangerous driving and driving without insurance. A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of GBH, possession of Class B drugs, possession of an offensive weapon ( a knife) 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 on Palmerston Road following a short foot chase with officers.
A fourth man fled the scene in the direction of Hemstal Road, NW6 – enquiries continue to locate him.

The officer was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service with injuries to his leg which are not believed to be life threatening.

Central North BCU Chief Superintendent Raj Kohli responsible for policing in Islington and Camden said: “Incidents such as this highlight that officers never know what they are going to face during the course of their shift. My thoughts are with my injured colleague and his family.

“Thankfully, he has been discharged from hospital and is 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.”

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