Firearms officer in hospital after being struck by car during vehicle stop

A Metropolitan Police firearms officer is in hospital after being mown down during a vehicle stop.

A suspect car was stopped at White Hart Lane, Tottenham, north London just after 11.30am on Tuesday and initially pulled over for police.

But the driver then sped off, hitting and injuring the officer.

Police officer hit by car in Tottenham
Police near White Hart Lane (Yui Mok/PA)

Teams from London Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance were called to the scene and the officer was taken to hospital.

The Met said he does not have life-threatening injuries, and no arrests have been made.

The incident follows a spate of serious attacks on police officers, including being hit by vehicles.

Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper died when he was mown down after being called to a burglary in August, while West Midlands Pc Christopher Burnham was left with head injuries and a shattered knee when he was hit by a car in Coventry in September.

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