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Teenager 'hit police officer in stolen car in Maidstone'

A police officer suffered a serious injury after allegedly being hit by a stolen car driven by a teenager.

Police were chasing a Vauxhall Corsa thought to have been stolen by a 16-year-old boy in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Patrolling officers in Maidstone used a stinger to stop the car in Boxley Road as it headed towards the town centre.

The police officers suffered a serious injury. Stock picture
The police officers suffered a serious injury. Stock picture

It is understood the vehicle struck the officer before coming to a stop further down the road.

The officer was taken to a local hospital where he received medical attention for a serious leg injury.

A 16-year-old boy from the Maidstone area was arrested and later charged with aggravated vehicle taking, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop after a road traffic collision, failing to provide a specimen of blood for analysis, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.

The teenager was later bailed by Medway Magistrates' to appear at a hearing on July 2 at Medway Youth Court.

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