Hackney police officer run over after car chase

A file image of a Met officer (Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire)

A file image of a Met officer (Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire) - Credit: PA WIRE

A police car chase through the streets of Hackney ended in an officer being run over.

Police attempted to stop the car in Sandringham Road. (Picture: Google Maps).

Police attempted to stop the car in Sandringham Road. (Picture: Google Maps). - Credit: Archant

Cops tried to stop the white Toyota Prius in Sandringham Road, Dalston, at about 9pm on Sunday but the driver fled.

After a brief chase, the car stopped in Pembury Road. But when an officer approached, the driver drove forward and hit him, leaving him with injuries to his legs and torso.

The officer, in his 30s, was taken to hospital by ambulance but discharged today.

The Prius was recovered shortly after the incident, but the driver has not been caught.

Pembury Road, Hackney. (Picture: Google Maps).

Pembury Road, Hackney. (Picture: Google Maps). - Credit: Archant

Anyone who witnessed what happened or has information is asked to call Hackney police via 101, or Crimestopppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.