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Lewis Goldswain remanded in custody after PC John Fordham injured in hit and run in Larkfield

By Claire McWethy

A man's been remanded in custody after a policeman was badly injured in a hit and run crash.

The officer was carrying out a routine stop when he was struck by a gold Volkswagen Golf in London Road, Larkfield at around 6.45pm on Saturday.

The driver then left the scene, sparking a major manhunt.

The road was cordoned off Picture: Kent 999s

Lewis Goldswain from Vicarage Road, Halling appeared today before Medway magistrates via video link.

Speaking only to confirm his name, the 27-year-old heard he was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The scene of the collision, on London Road

The Rentokil Initial worker appeared to choke back tears and had red eyes during the brief court appearance.

PC John Fordham, a local constable based at Tonbridge police station, was taken to Kings College Hospital in London, where he is in a serious yet stable condition.

The officer suffered a fractured vertebra and and fractured thigh in the crash.

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