The Metropolitan Police have charged a male with two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a collision involving a police car in Southwark.
The arrest comes after four police officers were injured after the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by another car.
The incident happened at around 13:30 hours on the 20th October in Draycott Close near to the junction with Edmund Street, SE5.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the officers, a man aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
One male was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. During the arrest, a fifth officer was injured.
Haydon Martin, 25 (19.09.95), of Fenwick Road, Southwark, is due to appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court this morning (Thursday, 22 October).
The female driver of the police vehicle remains in hospital.
Three male officers have now been discharged.
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