Manhunt is launched after speeding driver drags police officer 40ft along London street – ripping the soles off his shoes
- Metropolitan Police officer was walking towards a car in North London
- Car was driven towards him in Southgate at around 9.45am this morning
- He was dragged along and managed to roll free, suffering only minor injuries
- Officer had cuts and bruises treated at a police station and remained on duty
A police officer had the soles of his shoes torn off as he was dragged 40ft by a speeding car.
The Metropolitan Police officer was walking towards a car in Southgate, North London, at around 9.45am this morning when it was driven towards him.
He was dragged along and managed to roll free, suffering only minor injuries. The officer had his cuts and bruises treated at a police station and remained on duty.
The incident happened in Southgate, North London, but the exact location has not been given (file picture)
A manhunt has been launched for the two men who were in the car, who are wanted on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘On July 22 the Territorial Support Group officer was deployed to support officers in the Southgate area.
‘At around 9.45am the officer approached a car in Southgate, N14 after he became suspicious of the occupants. As he approached the two men in the vehicle, the car was driven at him.
‘The officer was dragged along by the car, the soles of his shoes being torn off in the struggle from which he was finally able to roll free.
‘The officer was shocked, but thankfully only suffered minor bruises and grazes. He was treated for his injuries at a police station and has remained on duty.
‘Police are seeking the two occupants of the car on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm.’
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 quoting CAD 2032/July 22, or to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.