Leeds man charged as police officer seriously injured after being hit by car in Harrogate

A man from Leeds has been charged with three offences after a police officer was hit by a car.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 10:24 am

The officer was left with serious injuries after he was hit by a vehicle as it tried to flee officers in Bewerley Road, Harrogate, on Tuesday.

He suffered a fractured knee cap and had to undergo surgery. He remains in hospital.

Three people from Leeds were arrested in connection to the incident on Tuesday.

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Bewerley Road, Harrogate, where the incident took place (Photo: Google)

A 30-year-old man has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and use of a motor vehicle without third party insurance.

He is due to appear in Harrogate Magistrates today.

A 35-year-old man and 24-year-old woman who were also arrested have been released on conditional bail.

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101, press one and ask to speak to the Force Control Room, quoting reference number 12210078916.

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