Essex hit-and-run: Two arrests, police officer airlifted to hospital


Police officer is airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after suspected hit-and-run in Essex as woman, 45, is arrested

  • A woman, 45, and man, 22, were arrested after a suspected hit-and-run in Essex
  • Police officer airlifted to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries 
  • The driver failed to stop when the police officer asked her to, said Essex Police
  • She was arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent 

A police officer was airlifted to hospital this morning with serious injuries after a suspected hit-and-run in Essex.

A woman, 45, and man, 22, were both arrested after the collision on Stanford Road in Grays, Essex, at around 8am.   

The driver had initially failed to stop when an officer asked her to, according to Essex Police.

A woman, 45, and man, 22, were both arrested after the collision on Stanford Road in Grays, Essex, at around 8am. A police officer was taken to hospital (file image)

The driver had initially failed to stop when an officer asked her to, according to Essex Police. Pictured, Stanford Road

The driver had initially failed to stop when an officer asked her to, according to Essex Police. Pictured, Stanford Road

A spokesman for Essex Police said: ‘It is reported that the driver did then stop and then collided with the officer as they approached the car, before driving off.’ 

The force confirmed an officer was taken to hospital via an air ambulance with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

A woman, from Chadwell St Mary, was arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent, failing to stop and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. 

The 22-year-old man, from Grays, was arrested on suspicion on perverting the course of justice.    

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