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CHARGED: Teenager 'struck police officer' with stolen car in Maidstone

Thursday 20th June 2019

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after 'hitting a police officer with a suspected stolen vehicle' leaving the officer with a serious leg injury in Maidstone.

At around 12.35am on Tuesday, June 18, an officer on patrol in Boxley Road used a stinger in an attempt to stop a suspected stolen Vauxhall Corsa travelling towards the town centre.

A spokeman for Kent Police said: "It is understood the vehicle struck the officer before coming to a stop further down the road. The officer was taken to a local hospital where he received medical attention for a serious leg injury." 

A 16-year-old boy from Maidstone was arrested and later charged with aggravated vehicle taking, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop after a road traffic collision, failing to provide a specimen of blood for analysis, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.

He was later bailed by Medway Magistrates’ to appear at a hearing on July 2 at Medway Youth Court.