Rainham police officer facing trial over cyclist collision
- Credit: PA Archive/PA Images
A police officer from Rainham is set to go on trial after his patrol car collided with a suspect fleeing on a bicycle.
Pc Eugene Acheampong is charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving over the incident in Wood Green, north London, on August 3 last year.
The 28-year-old, wearing a black overcoat over a blue shirt and tie, pleaded not guilty to the charge at Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday, November 25.
Pc Acheampong was released on bail and told he will go on trial on August 9 next year.
Last month, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard Pc Acheampong had been called to reports of two suspects breaking into cars.
You may also want to watch:
The court heard that one man rode away on his bike and the marked police car driven by Pc Acheampong made contact before running over the bike and the suspect.
The court was told the man suffered injuries including a partially severed left ear, a broken front tooth and a 4in laceration to his face.
- 1 Havering parks and gardens five feet under water as rivers burst their banks
- 2 Fines issued to Romford and Upminster restaurants flouting coronavirus restrictions
- 3 More than 100 Covid dead at Queen's and King George this week
- 4 Man killed in collision on A13 near Rainham
- 5 Infection rates are now falling in Havering - is lockdown working?
- 6 Havering and Barking and Dagenham parents 'outraged' at poor quality free school meal replacements
- 7 Pressure on to preserve Upminster trees as council receives almost 200 messages
- 8 Charity boss hails response after 'army of volunteers' come forward to support vaccine centres
- 9 Doctors and nurses 'exhausted' as hospitals reach breaking point
- 10 GPs roll up their sleeves to support colleagues at Queen's Hospital
The prosecution follows an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.