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Police officer injured in Romford after attempting to stop driver of stolen car

PUBLISHED: 21:21 17 June 2019 | UPDATED: 10:02 19 June 2019

A police officer was injured in Romford trying to detain the driver of a stolen car. Picture: Google

A police officer was injured in Romford trying to detain the driver of a stolen car. Picture: Google

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A police officer has been injured after attempting to detain the driver of a stolen car in Romford.

Police began an authorised pursuit of the stolen car at around 5.30pm today (June 17).

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The vehicle was pursued to Rush Green Road in Romford where attempts were made by an officer on foot - who had got out of a pursuing police vehicle - to detain the driver.

A spokesman for the Met Police said: "The vehicle drove away from the location, injuring the police officer.

"He has been taken to hospital where his condition is not life-threatening."

Enquiries are ongoing to trace the occupants of the car.

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