Motorcyclist Runs Over Police Officer Near Gillette Corner
Dragged by bike for five metres before being flung to the ground
A police officer has been injured after being dragged along the road for five metres by a motorbike Gillette Corner in Isleworth this Tuesday (17 April).
The police were called shortly before 2.48pm after a report of two men on a moped acting suspiciously and looking into parked cars in the Syon Park area. The injured officer and a colleague spoke to the bike's rider, who then accelerated at them and struck the 42-year-old-officer carrying him on the bike before he was thrown to the ground striking his head.
The officer was taken to a west London hospital where his condition was described as not life threatening or changing. He has since been discharged and is recuperating at home.
A 28-year-old man was arrested later that day at an address at Feltham on suspicion of GBH. A motorbike was recovered at the address. He was taken to a west London police station and was later released under investigation.
Detective Inspector Thomas Bowen of Hounslow CID said, "We believe the rider of the bike deliberately drove at the officers and one of them was lucky not to be seriously injured or killed. This was a shocking incident and I am sure it would have been witnessed by the public.
"The bike concerned was believed to be a grey Yamaha T500, the rider was wearing a black crash helmet and the passenger a white one. The bike had been seen a short while earlier acting suspiciously in the area of Syon Park. I am asking anyone who saw this bike acting suspiciously, saw the collision, or saw the bike making off from the scene to contact police immediately.
"In particular we would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and may have dash-cam footage. Any information your provide could be vital in bringing these people to justice."
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 4568/17APR
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
April 20, 2018