Published: 16:08, 20 June 2019
| Updated: 16:21, 20 June 2019
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.
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.