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Witnesses are being sought after a police officer was hit by a car that allegedly failed to stop at the scene in Ashford.

The incident took place at 3.16pm on Friday 26 January 2024 in Coulter Roadnear the junction with Hedgers Way.

The officer, who was on foot at the time carrying out speed checks, sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital where he remains.

The car involved in the collision is described as a silver Vauxhall Vectra and a car matching its description was found in Hornash Lane, Shadoxhurst later that day. It is believed to have travelled along Tally Ho Road shortly after the collision.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have arrested a 19-year-old local man in connection with the incident. He has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information about the collision or who may have seen a silver Vauxhall Vectra in the area at the time of the incident is urged to come forward and call 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/14411/24, or visit the appeal page on the police website.


You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete their online form.

By Ed

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