A passerby has filmed the moment when the driver of a Black Mercedes managed to get away from the police during a pursuit.
The incident happened in Ramsgate, Kent, on the evening of Sunday 28th Feb.
The black Mercedes had come to a stop. As an officer tried to grab hold of the driver, another marked unit hit the Mercedes on its rear nearside.
The Mercedes driver then managed to drive through a small gap that had been created following the impact.
One officer, who had been standing to the right of the Mercedes, can be seen lying on the ground after the impact of the collision threw him to the floor.
A spokesperson for Kent Police said:
‘At around 8.15pm on Sunday 28 February 2021 a vehicle failed to stop for Kent Police officers in King Street, Ramsgate. In an attempt to stop the vehicle in a controlled manner, tactical contact was used.
‘An officer subsequently sustained a minor injury and was assessed by South East Coast Ambulance Service at the scene. He did not require hospital treatment.
‘The suspect vehicle left the scene and was located in Canterbury Road East, Ramsgate, around an hour later’.
Police later confirmed that 40-year-old Gregory Robinson, of Meridian Close, was charged with three counts of assault on a woman. He was also charged with threats to kill the same alleged victim.
Robinson was also charged with dangerous driving following the incident that happened on Sunday evening.
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