An Essex Police officer has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle.
The incident happened shortly before 08:00 hours today (31st Oct).
Essex Police have said that the officer was struck after a vehicle initially failed to stop when directed to do so.
It is reported that the driver did then stop and then struck the officer as they approached the car, before driving off.
The officer was taken to hospital by air ambulance with injuries that are considered to be serious, but thankfully not life-changing or life-threatening.
A 45-year-old woman from Chadwell St. Mary has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent, failing to stop and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
A 22-year-old man from Grays has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
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