Police community support officer hurt by car reversing at speed

PUBLISHED: 09:40 20 November 2013 | UPDATED: 09:40 20 November 2013

Police are appealing for information after a community support officer was hit by a car reversing at speed.

A Kent Police spokesman said the PCSO approached and began speaking to the driver of a silver Ford Fiesta parked in a car park on Clarence Row, Gravesend at 8.20pm on Friday.

The interior light of the car had been switching on and off.

Without warning, the driver started the engine and reversed the car at speed, causing the wing mirror to hit the PCSO who suffered a fractured elbow. The car left the scene.

A 24-year-old man from Gravesend has been arrested and bailed pending further inquiries following the incident.

The PCSO received hospital treatment and the driver was identified and arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis, grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving.

Anyone who saw the incident or who has any information should call Kent Police on 01474 366088.


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