Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police officer mowed down

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was injured during a collision this afternoon.

Shortly before 12.30pm today, an officer attempt to stop a car in Essex.

During the incident, he was struck by the car before the driver fled the scene.

The officer was taken to hospital but it is not thought his injuries are life-threatening or life changing.

After an extensive search of the Harlow area, a 26-year-old was arrested.

He is being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder, assaulting an emergency worker, failing to stop, dangerous driving and possession with intent to supply.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage of it to come forward.

Anyone with information should submit a report online or call the Essex Police force on 101 and cite incident 535 of today, 13 July.

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