Two males have been arrested after a motorcycle cop was savagely beaten in Croydon.
The men were arrested on Friday 11th December on suspicion of dangerous driving, assaulting an emergency worker, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, driving without a licence and possession of class ‘B’ drugs.
Both males remain in custody at this time.
At around 18:00 hours on Thursday 11th December, an officer from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command was patrolling on his motorcycle when we saw a white Renault van race through a red traffic light.
The officer followed the van which collided with several cars in Whitehorse Lane before it came to a stop after crashing into a further three vehicles in Tennison Road.
The officer immediately tried to place the driver of the van under arrest but was punched repeatedly in the face.
The passenger then also started to repeatedly punch and kick the officer before the two suspects then ran off.
It has been reported that members of the public came to the officer’s aid as he tried to fight off his attackers.
The London Ambulance Service were called to the scene, and paramedics treated the officer before he was taken to hospital.
He suffered several facial injuries as a result of the cowardly assault.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD 5943/10Dec.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers, 100 per cent anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Got a story, blog or video? Please email our team, in complete confidence, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE to follow us on Twitter for more news, blogs and videos.
Before you go...
We need your help. As former emergency services & armed forces personnel, we pride ourselves on bringing you important, fast-moving and breaking news stories which are free from the negative bias which is often directed at the emergency services by some sections of the mainstream media.
One of the reasons we started 'Emergency Services News' was because we became tired of reading badly informed stories about the emergency services which seemed only ever to highlight negative aspects of the job.
We want to be the unheard voice of the remarkable men and women who serve in the emergency services, NHS and armed forces. And with around 500k page views each month, we are getting there!
As income from ads, the mainstay source of income for most publishers, continues to decline; we need the help of our readers.
And remember, if you have a service, product or job vacancy that you would like to promote to our large readership, then you can buy advertising space in our articles.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.