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Police officer injured during suspicious vehicle stop in Kilburn

Appeal for witnesses to come forward

07 May, 2021

A POLICE officer has been taken to hospital with injuries to his leg after being hit by a car in Kilburn during a vehicle stop last night (Thursday).

Patrols had signalled for a blue BMW to stop in Netherwood Street at around 10.25pm.

Officers said it was being ‘driven suspiciously’.

After blocking the front of the car with their own vehicles, it reversed, hitting the officer.

Other officers then smashed the driver’s side window to prevent it from driving off.

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.

Meanwhile, 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, and a 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of breach of a Criminal Behaviour Order and possession of a bladed article on Palmerston Road following a short foot chase with officers.

A fourth man fled the scene and police said this morning (Friday) that enquiries continue to try and locate him.

Borough commander Chief Superintendent Raj Kohli 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. Ongoing support will also be provided via the Op Hampshire team. 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.

He added: “The investigation into this matter is ongoing and I would appeal for anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward. I would also ask anyone in and around Netherwood Street, Lowfield Road, Palmerston Road and Hemstal Road to check any dashcam or doorbell footage they may have captured from this incident.”

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call police on 101 and quote CAD 7709/06May or tweet @MetCC with any information.

Alternatively, to remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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